Publications

2021

  1. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Labour Market in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: a Forecasting Model Assessment

    05 March 2021

    The purpose of this report is to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market in the OPT, despite the lack of detailed data. Policy recommendations are provided based on the results of the analysis and with a view to mitigating the impact of the pandemic on the labour market in the OPT.

  2. Skills Development for Inclusive Growth in the Lebanese Agriculture Sector - Policy Brief

    04 March 2021

    This brief examines key factors that influence the labour market demand and supply of skills, while providing an assessment of specific skills in demand, based on the ILO’s study of supply and demand in the agriculture sector in 2018. The brief also looks at key measures to be considered by the Ministry of Agriculture and other stakeholders to promote a market responsive technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system.

  3. Qatar's minimum wage: FAQs for workers

    23 February 2021

    Frequently Asked Questions to help workers understand the non-discriminatory minimum wage for Qatar.

  4. Qatar's minimum wage: FAQs for employers

    20 February 2021

    Frequently Asked Questions to help employers understand the non-discriminatory minimum wage for Qatar.

  5. Sustaining peace through decent work and employment

    17 February 2021

    A joint ILO/PBSO Brochure

  6. Impacts of COVID-19 Restrictions on the Formal Private Sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 

    12 February 2021

    Authorities have attempted to control the spread of COVID-19 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory through restrictions on movement and economic activity, which are expected to have adverse economic effects. To mitigate these impacts, the Ministry of Labour (MoL) presented a Response Plan with options to support workers among three categories of affected businesses. This report assesses the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the Palestinian formal private sector, and provides policy options and associated costs to inform potential response measures. 

  7. Executive summary: Opportunities for extending social security coverage in Jordan

    11 February 2021

    The report aims to support Jordanian policymakers in the extension of social security to informal workers. It formulates typologies for informal workers outside the social security system, analyses the main constraints to coverage and outlines a range of policy approaches for the extension of coverage.

  8. Opportunities for extending social security coverage in Jordan

    11 February 2021

    The report aims to support Jordanian policymakers in the extension of social security to informal workers. It formulates typologies for informal workers outside the social security system, analyses the main constraints to coverage and outlines a range of policy approaches for the extension of coverage.

  9. United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation and the Decent Work Agenda – A Trade Union Reference Manual

    10 February 2021

    This document seeks to guide trade unions and encourage them to take on more assertive roles in processes shaping development policy at national, regional, and global levels. Trade unions can use this manual to more effectively contribute to the implementation, monitoring, and outcomes of the 2030 Agenda process, focusing particularly on Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) as well as regional and global sustainable development platforms, such as the High-Level Political Forum.

  10. The likely impact of COVID-19 on the achievement of SDG 8 – The role of Trade Unions

    10 February 2021

    This report presents the findings of a global survey on the likely impacts of COVID-19 on the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda. The survey focused on SDG 8 and specifically on four targets and two indicators for which the International Labour Organization (ILO) is a custodian agency.