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New report: Rapid Assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations and small-scale enterprises in Iraq

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

This report, conducted in collaboration between Fafo and ILO, highlights issues related to employment, income, economic conditions, and prospects for the immediate future amongst Iraqi workers. In addition, the assessment addresses the effects of the pandemic on the country’s small-scale enterprises, including how they are adapting to the challenges that the pandemic presents and the implications for their employees.

The report is part of a series of the effect of COVID-19 in the Arab world, following similar reports on Jordan and Lebanon.

Cooperation for better inclusion and welfare services

Thursday, 25 June 2020

This article by Anne Inga Hilsen and Tonny Kværne explores how to promote inter-professional collaboration between health professionals and welfare professionals in a project organisation (the Inter-professional collaboration project IPC-project) aimed at work life inclusion for people with reduced work ability.

Through a participative research design (action research) centred on a series of three workshops during a 6-month period, the project members explored how they could improve their practice and better support the users of the services.        The article is based on a Master thesis at the University of South-Eastern Norway.

How does covid-19 affect inequality in the Arab world?

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

On Thursday May 21 (15.00 Norwegian time), Svein Erik Stave and Tewodros Aragie Kebede will be participating in an online debate session concerning social protection policies in the Arab world. The Fafo researchers have been conducting research on how the corona situation is affecting the labour market in Jordan. The session is part of the Regional Dialogue Series on Social Protection Policies in the Arab world and will be streamed live stream on Facebook.