Employment intensive investment news

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Clean water, decent work unite communities for peace

    17 May 2022

    Over 2,000 households in five villages benefit from three new water systems built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur. The project contributed to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.

  2. © Fadel Senna / AFP 2024

    Ukraine crisis

    Nearly 5 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since the start of the Russian aggression, says ILO

    11 May 2022

    Amid the humanitarian crisis sparked by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, labour markets are being disrupted both in the country and in neighbouring states.

  3. Article

    A new partnership boosts workers’ voices and labour rights in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    28 April 2022

    The ILO has embarked on the new partnership with the Kurdistan United Workers Unions to improve working conditions and address the needs of workers at Employment Intensive Investment Programme sites in Dohuk.

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    ILO working with local government in Tunisia to promote and implement climate action and employment creation

    23 April 2022

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    ILO and PROSPECTS delegation visit projects that promote decent work in Iraq

    15 April 2022

    Visit included meeting workers, youth and trade union representatives in Dohuk.

  6. © Hani Baltaji 2024

    Safety and security in Lebanon

    Lebanese capital police hub restored by the ILO following Beirut port explosion

    14 April 2022

    The restoration of the building housing Beirut’s municipal police force is a critical step towards maintaining the safety and security of the city and its population and has created scores of decent jobs for local residents.

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    6,000 years of history brought back to life

    12 April 2022

    The historic Erbil Citadel in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq dates back at least 6,000 years. The ILO joined forces with the EU, UNESCO and local partners to preserve national heritage, while promoting decent work for residents and Syrian refugees through labour-intensive approaches. ILO’s Deputy Regional Director for Arab States recently visited the site to inspect ongoing renovation works.

  8. News

    A Global scan of the impact of Employment Programmes on post-COVID-19 Recovery

    31 March 2022

    Summary of speech given at the Limpopo 2022 EPWP Summit

  9. News

    ILO and Japan launch five new water systems in Mindanao

    17 March 2022

    Over 3,000 households have gained access to safe and clean water as the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project launches five new water systems built by community members, indigenous peoples and former combatants in the Bangsamoro region.

  10. Article

    Paving the road to financial inclusion for rural workers in Nepal

    10 March 2022

    In remote areas of Nepal, rural communities, and especially the most disadvantaged and marginalized groups, do not have access to formal financial services. However, the Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme took up the challenge of generating access to finance and improved livelihood opportunities for them, and succeeded in collaboration with MEGA Bank, one of Nepal’s largest commercial banks.