1. Protecting wages of migrant workers in the Arab States: Discussion Note for Policymakers

    15 June 2021

    Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, migrant workers faced critical wage-related issues globally, and especially in the Arab States, yet the scale of the problem has vastly increased as the pandemic led to job losses, salary reductions and unplanned repatriations.

  2. Economic relief, recovery, and resilience - Assessment for Southern Iraq

    14 June 2021

    The following report assesses the different dimensions of socio-economic vulnerability in the south of Iraq and provides a solid basis for designing interventions related to vulnerability reduction and economic development in the area.

  3. Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities (PROSPECTS) - Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq

    06 June 2021

    In Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, the ILO under the PROSPECTS partnership is implementing interventions to address some of the critical decent work challenges facing both forcibly displaced persons and host communities, as part of efforts to enhance more sustainable livelihoods.

  4. Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance

    25 May 2021

    This paper was prepared by Rebecca Napier-Moore and Anna Olsen and presented at session two of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue with the theme: Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance on 25 May 2021.

  5. Promoting fair and ethical recruitment in a digital world

    17 May 2021

    This joint report by the ILO and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) explores innovative state-facilitated digital technology platforms from four different contexts, with a focus on the Employment Permit System of the Republic of Korea, Musaned from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, eMigrate from the Republic of India and the European Network of Employment Services.

  6. Towards a Social Protection Floor for Lebanon

    11 May 2021

    This joint policy note by the ILO and UNICEF explores policy options and costs for core life-cycle social grants in Lebanon.

  7. Gender Equality and Decent Work in Jordan

    30 April 2021

    The ILO in Jordan works in close partnership with the government and ILO social partners to tackle gender and decent work challenges, particularly among women and youth. Its efforts are consistent with international labour standards as well as the National Strategy for Women in Jordan. This brief document highlights part of ILO’s work to tackle address these issues.

  8. Extending Social Health Protection in Lebanon

    16 April 2021

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.