Jordan’s agriculture sector provides a critical source of income, particularly for the poorest segments of society. Yet, the sector suffers from a number of decent work deficits, including instances of child labour, a lack of wage protection, an absence of social security coverage, poor occupational safety and health measures, and lack of adequate accommodation. With the support of the Government of the Netherlands and together with partners, the ILO is implementing a project which seeks to advance decent work and the status of agriculture workers – Jordanian, refugee and migrant workers – through a compliance model that strengthens productivity, national labour legislation and adheres to international labour standards. This includes improving the living conditions of farm workers through the provision of caravans; helping workers develop their skills and enhance their employability through on-the-job training and formal certification; providing workers with Occupational Safety and Health training and equipment; and supporting workers to access work injury insurance, as well as work permits. Credit : Abdel Hameed Al Nasier​/ILO Date : 2019/11 Country : Jordan

The World Bank Group (WBG) and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation of Jordan launched today the new Jordan Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for 2024-2029 which aims to support inclusive and green growth and promote job creation, especially for youth and women. The new 5-year CPF marks the next phase of the strong and long-term partnership between Jordan and the WBG. 

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