Publications

2021

  1. Fair recruitment matters for business

    20 September 2021

    This brochure presents the lessons from a pilot to promote fair recruitment in Qatar's construction sector. The pilot showed implementing fair recruitment is possible with commitment and transparency amongst all actors involved.

  2. Social Protection Spending in Lebanon: A deep dive into State Financing of Social Protection

    12 September 2021

    To understand how social protection spending and financing is structured in Lebanon and who its main beneficiaries are, this Budget Spending Review on government spending on social protection for 2017-2020 aims to inform an evidence-based policy response. Its findings provide food for thought on how the reallocation of resources in a context of crisis can be more efficient and equitable.

  3. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

    01 September 2021

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Towards a Productive and Inclusive Path: Job Creation in the Arab Region - Policy Brief

    19 August 2021

  5. Towards a Productive and Inclusive Path: Job Creation in the Arab Region

    19 August 2021

    This report by ESCWA and the ILO Regional Office for Arab States examines why Arab economies fail to create sufficient decent jobs. It provides guidance to policymakers, help reduce labour market deficits, especially in the formal private sector, and unlock the potential of the private sector to become a major driver for economic growth and the creation of decent employment across the region.

  6. Assessing Informality and Vulnerability among Disadvantaged Groups in Lebanon: A Survey of Lebanese, and Syrian and Palestinian Refugees

    12 August 2021

  7. Brief: A blast in the midst of crises: Impact of the Beirut port explosion on the city’s enterprises

    10 August 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Fafo) conducted a study of 1,664 enterprises located in the areas surrounding the explosion site.

  8. A blast in the midst of crises: Impact of the Beirut port explosion on the city’s enterprises

    10 August 2021

    This report presents findings from a study of 1,664 enterprises operating within a five-kilometre radius of the Port of Beirut explosion site, to better understand the impact of the blast on their businesses. The study is based on data from a telephone survey mapping out the characteristics of the enterprises, the impact of the explosion on their operations and labour force, the enterprises’ adaptation and coping measures, as well as the effects and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses.

  9. The Fight Against Forced Labour and Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in Qatar

    30 July 2021

    What is forced labour and human trafficking? And how are these crimes addressed in Qatari law? This handbook serves as a guide for understanding and identifying these crimes and the national strategy to combat them.

  10. Social Assistance Response to the Covid-19 Economic Shock in Lebanon: The National Social Solidarity Program

    15 July 2021

    This report supports the documentation of the implementation of the NSSP and provides suggestions to improve the robustness of the program, based on lessons learned from similar government-led cash-based social protection and emergency programs in comparable countries.