Employment intensive investment news

  1. ILO in action

    A win-win for young refugees and local farmers

    02 August 2021

    The third of our ILO in Action series of video stories takes us to an ILO refugee project located in Bassikounou, Mauritania. Led by ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Federico Barroeta, the project trains young people in building public infrastructure. In the locality of Lemkhaiss, they are helping to build a dam that will benefit livestock agriculture, the development of seasonal farming and will also reduce risks linked to flooding.

  2. ILO in Action

    Preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage, create decent work

    18 July 2021

    In the first video story of our ILO in Action series, Chief Technical Adviser, Bashar Elsamarneh, explains how a joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project in Iraq’s historic Erbil City is preserving its cultural heritage, while teaching skills and promoting decent work for local people and Syrian refugees.

  3. Labour intensive employment

    EU-STREIT PNG takes a step forward in empowering rural communities to secure farmers’ access to agricultural markets

    11 July 2021

    Led by ILO, the road and infrastructure component of the EU-STREIT PNG is focused on upgrading roads, bridges, jetties and airstrips. This effort aims to help create an enabling environment for farmers to increase their income and profit with opportunities to participate in value-added markets to become agripreneurs under the three value chains supported by the Programme

  4. Our impact, their voices

    ILO employment-intensive interventions promote decent work in Iraq

    29 June 2021

    In Dohuk, Iraq, the ILO and local authorities have launched employment-intensive interventions in water irrigation and waste management. The schemes support decent employment for Syrian refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members. The majority of participants are women.

  5. Press release

    ILO and Lebanon pledge to cooperate on improving rural livelihoods

    08 June 2021

    The collaboration builds on the ILO’s work to improve livelihoods and resilience and the Ministry of Agriculture’s priorities in improving food security and rural development, and assisting poor farmers in developing agricultural infrastructure.

  6. Video

    Safe water, decent work for all: ILC Daily Show

    07 June 2021

    The first episode of the International Labour Conference (ILC) Daily Show featured the ILO Water and Sanitation Project funded by the Government of Japan, highlighting work on the ground amid the COVID-19 pandemic to provide decent work and promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in the Philippines.

  7. Press release

    The ILO and the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) join forces to support youth and refugees in Greater Cairo

    31 May 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) have signed an agreement to implement the apprenticeship programme for Egyptian youth and refugee communities in Greater Cairo.

  8. Press release

    ILO and Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia launch a project to enhance disaster resilience in Kebribeyah and Jijiga town

    27 May 2021

    Addis Ababa; Ethiopia; 25 May – The International Labor Organization (ILO) together with the Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia organized an official launching workshop on the project to enhance disaster resilience through employment intensive water works, supported by the Government of Japan, in Jijiga town, Somali regional state, Ethiopia.

  9. Video

    Benefits and impact of the ERA-AF Project to rural agro-forestry communities in Timor-Leste

    26 May 2021

    The video documents benefits and impacts of the ERA Agro-Forestry (ERA-AF) Project to rural agro-forestry communities in Timor-Leste.

  10. Our impact, their voices

    Local communities benefiting from market linkages to agro-forestry areas in Timor-Leste

    14 April 2021

    The rural road project has benefited local communities, providing better access to markets, farms, public health, education and community services.