1. Labour force survey among Palestinian refugees living in camps and gatherings in Lebanon, 2011 (Executive summary)

    20 November 2012

  2. Social justice for a new Arab era: promoting jobs, protection and dialogue in a changing region

    05 November 2012

    Arab states must move towards an inclusive development model of higher productivity and, together with their citizens, forge a new social contract.

  3. Rethinking Economic Growth: Towards Productive and Inclusive Arab Societies

    30 October 2012

    The report examines Arab labour market trends and structures over the two decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, offering insights into the underlying causes for the uprisings that have since spread from Tunisia across the Arab world.

  4. Guide for the formulation of national employment policies

    28 August 2012

    This guide for the formulation of national employment policies has been prepared as a capacity building tool for ILO’s tripartite constituents, ILO technical staff and a variety of national stakeholders who are engaged in the development and implementation of national employment policies (NEP). It provides practical guidance and a clear and value-based framework in which to develop national employment policies adapted to local contexts and conditions. It draws on practical experience gained through the ILO’s policy advisory work in some 60 countries from 2006 to 2011, as well as on the most recent policy research and analysis regarding employment and labour markets. This Guide provides a road map and framework for developing a coherent and integrated national employment policy through policy dialogue. It can be an essential component of the capacity-building strategy for Governments (Ministries of Labour, but also Finance,Planning, Economy, and others), Employers and Workers’ organizations an all those concerned with employment. It can be used as a stand-alone resource or accompanied by training activities and workshops. The capacity-building strategy described is flexible and responsive to specific demands and relevant to a wide range of contexts. This guide is produced as a living and evolving resource to be enriched with further feedback and discussions.

  5. A manual for gender audit facilitators: The ILO participatory gender audit methodology (2nd Edition)

    15 August 2012

    This revised Manual provides gender audit facilitators with guidelines and practical instructions on how to plan and implement participatory gender audits (PGAs) in an organizational context. It is based on the ILO’s practical experience of piloting PGAs of many ILO technical units and country offices, constituents and UN partners from 2001 to 2012.

  6. Freedom of association for women workers in EPZs: A manual

    08 August 2012

    This manual is an easy-to-use, practical tool for trade unions to reach out to women workers in Export Processing Zones (EPZs) to inform them of their rights and engage them in activities that promote freedom of association and organizing as a key means to improve their working conditions. It goes through the various steps on how to get in contact with the workers, how to prepare for and conduct the training, and what activities to suggest for the women workers.

  7. Measuring Success of Youth Livelihood Interventions: A Practical Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation

    29 June 2012

    This guide addresses the monitoring and evaluation of youth livelihood interventions, with a specific focus on impact evaluation. The objective of this guide is to equip practitioners with the basis set of concepts and tools needed to make informed decisions about how to best evaluate their programmes.

  8. Hard to see, harder to count - Survey guidelines to estimate forced labour of adults and children

    01 June 2012

    These guidelines share the experience gained and lessons learned by the ILO between 2008 and 2010 through quantitative surveys of forced labour and human trafficking undertaken at country level. They aim to provide comprehensive information and tools to enable national statistical offices and research institutes to undertake national surveys on forced labour of adults and/or children.

  9. Effective Protection for Domestic Workers: A guide to designing labour laws

    23 May 2012

    This guide is a practical tool for those involved in national legislative processes and in the design of labour laws, including government officials and representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations.

  10. Towards sustainable construction and green jobs in the Gaza Strip

    15 May 2012

    Sustainable construction provides opportunities to address and alleviate several challenges and needs currently experienced in Gaza, including the increasing housing demand, limited availability of construction materials, insufficient energy and water provision, inadequate sanitation, as well as severe unemployment. The assessment analyses the feasibility, opportunities and challenges relating to sustainable construction in relation to the above mentioned needs and explores ways to promote green jobs.