1. Extending Social Health Protection in Lebanon

    16 April 2021

    The role of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in achieving Universal Health Coverage

  2. Public employment service: Functional assessment, Occupied Palestinian Territory

    09 April 2021

    This report, as part of the of the support, is a baseline assessment of the capacity of the Palestinian Public Employment Services (PPES) to (i) help jobseekers access quality services for securing employment and enhancing their employability; and (ii) ensure services are responsive to the needs of employers. The report also includes recommendations and an action plan laid out in a Logical Framework Approach (LFA) matrix for strengthening the capacity and modernizing the PPES in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, so that it can serve as an effective implementation vehicle for the forthcoming National Employment Strategy.

  3. Pay equity in Jordan

    01 April 2021

    With support from the ILO, Jordan created the National Committee for Pay Equity (NCPE) 10 years ago to promote gender pay equity in the country. This document highlights pay equity accomplishments, challenges, and prospects in Jordan.

  4. Advancing livelihoods through financial inclusion in Iraq

    30 March 2021

    The following brief highlights key results from a study conducted by ILO PROSPECTS in December 2019 on advancing livelihoods through financial inclusion in Iraq.

  5. The Labyrinth of justice: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon’s courts

    29 March 2021

  6. Assessment of the Maternity Insurance in Jordan

    21 March 2021

    This piece of qualitative research was commissioned by the International Labour Organisation to provide evidence-based research on the impact of Jordan’s maternity Insurance. It is meant to be the starting point for wider consideration of the MI and its effects on female labour force participation as well as the well being and economic stability of women, their spouses, and their dependents. This research also intends to inform the design of a wider nationally-representative study into the MI and its effects as well as on wider Jordanian economy and society.

  7. ILO support to Syrian refugees and host communities: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt (March 2021)

    18 March 2021

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO is implementing a development-focused and employment-driven response, which aims to facilitate equal access to labour markets and promote decent work for all.

  8. ILO’s Financial Inclusion Strategy in Iraq

    17 March 2021

    Based on a mapping study of Iraqi’s financial sector conducted during PROSPECT’s inception phase and in close discussions and consultation with the Central Bank of Iraq and the Iraqi Company for Banking Guarantees, the ILO developed an innovative collaboration model in response to the identified challenges in access to finance and within entrepreneurship ecosystem in Iraq.

  9. Fraught but Fruitful: Risks, Opportunities, and Shifting Gender Roles in Syrian Refugee Women’s Pursuit of Livelihoods in Lebanon with Additional Observations from Jordan and Iraq

    15 March 2021

    This report was commissioned by UN Women, ILO and UNHCR to provide evidence-based research that can inform current and future livelihoods programming and promote pathways to increase the safe, dignified and sustainable participation and empowerment of displaced women in the labour force.

  10. Qatar’s Labour Dispute Resolution explained – a guide for workers

    08 March 2021

    What’s the process for workers to submit a complaint to the Ministry of Labour in Qatar? This flowchart provides basic guidance on the steps to follow in case of labour dispute between workers and employers, as well as details on how the resolution mechanisms work.