1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Impact of COVID-19 on enterprises in Jordan: One year into the pandemic - Policy Brief

    13 July 2021

    The ILO, Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research and the UNDP conducted a study on the pandemic’s impact on Jordanian enterprises one year after the first lockdown was introduced. This policy brief presents the key findings of the study and recommendations based on the practical experiences of the ILO and UNDP.

  5. Impact of COVID-19 on enterprises in Jordan: One year into the pandemic

    13 July 2021

    This report is based on data collected from more than 2,000 Jordanian enterprises in February and March 2021, as well as individual interviews and focus group discussions with representatives from various sectors. It also builds on an earlier survey conducted over a year ago in April/May 2020.

  6. Know your rights: A booklet for domestic workers in Qatar

    16 June 2021

    This booklet highlights the main aspects of Qatar's Domestic Workers and Immigration Laws. It is intended to help domestic workers understand their rights and responsibilities.

  7. Guide to employing a migrant domestic worker in Qatar

    16 June 2021

    This guide provides useful information for employers of domestic workers to help build a just and healthy employment relationship, in full respect of Qatar's Domestic Workers and Immigration Laws.

  8. Women migrant domestic workers in Lebanon: A gender perspective

    16 June 2021

    This paper illuminates the gender dimensions of women migrant domestic workers’ lived experiences in Lebanon under the kafala system. It examines the circumstances of women migrant domestic workers who live with their employer (live-in workers) and those who do not (live-out workers).

  9. Enhance the Capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture for Evidence Based Planning Through Pilot Tracer Studies

    15 June 2021

    Upgrading the Technical Agriculture Education System in Lebanon Project

  10. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    15 June 2021

    This report assesses the working conditions of domestic workers ten years after the adoption of Domestic Workers Convention in 2011. It highlights the progress made over a decade, as well as the remaining legal and implementation gaps, and provides guidance on policies that can pave the way to make decent work a reality for domestic workers.