News from the PROSPECTS project

  1. Entrepreneurship

    From skills and learning to decent jobs: ILO holds its first face-to-face SIYB training of trainers in Iraq

    03 March 2021

    The two-week training brought together trainers from a wide spectrum of financial institutions and NGOs supporting vulnerable youth, potential entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing businesses.

  2. News

    Improved irrigation for farmers and decent work for vulnerable workers in the Kurdish Region of Iraq

    19 February 2021

    Newly launched employment-intensive interventions will ensure workers, a large percentage of whom are women, are employed under decent working conditions, while improving water irrigation channels for local farms.

  3. News

    Opportunities for extending social security coverage in Jordan

    11 February 2021

    New ILO report identifies challenges and opportunities in expanding social security coverage for workers in Jordan.

  4. News

    ILO and UNICEF collaborate to support vulnerable youth in Iraq to develop skills and transition from training to decent employment, with support from the Government of the Netherlands

    26 January 2021

  5. News

    ILO COOP 100 – ILO PROSPECTS Webinar: The role of cooperatives and social and solidarity organizations in forced displacement contexts

    14 January 2021

    The webinar was organized by ILO COOP and ILO PROSPECTS to highlight the role and contributions of cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations (SSEOs) in forced displacement contexts, and the work of both field practitioners and the ILO on this subject.

  6. News

    ILO in Iraq joins forces with local authorities in Dohuk to implement employment-intensive interventions

    18 December 2020

    Supported by the Government of the Netherlands, the collaboration will help generate decent jobs for forcibly displaced persons and host community members in Iraq through water irrigation maintenance and solid waste management.

  7. Video

    Syrian garment worker in Jordan continues to support her family during pandemic

    17 December 2020

    A year ago, Batoul, Syrian refugee in Jordan found work at a garment factory through an ILO-supported employment centre. The factory was forced to close temporarily during the pandemic. Even so, Batoul continued to receive a salary which she uses to provide for her young daughter, who has a spinal condition.

  8. Video

    Video: Impact of COVID-19 on youth in Lebanon

    17 December 2020

    In 2019, the ILO supported a group of Syrian refugee and Lebanese youth to establish income generating activities to promote entrepreneurship and self-reliance among vulnerable groups. COVID-19 has created economic challenges to these youth, many of whom are now trying to find ways to adapt to the new ways of work.

  9. News

    Social cohesion in fragile contexts through TVET

    06 December 2020

    A cohort of TVET and other educational practitioners received training on core skills for social cohesion and peaceful coexistence from 30 November to 03 December 2020 in Jigjiga, Ethiopia, in an effort by ILO to promote stronger economic relations and contacts between Forcibly Displaced Populations (FDPs) and their host communities.

  10. News

    PROSPECTS technical webinar: Addressing transition from informality to formality in forced displacement contexts

    27 November 2020

    On 5 November 2020, the ILO organised its first technical webinar on key issues relating to the transition from informality to formality in forced displacement contexts in the framework of the PROSPECTS partnership.