1. 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.

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

    29 March 2021

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Qatar's minimum wage: FAQs for workers

    23 February 2021

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