In this page, you will find a collection of case studies relating to the issue of job creation and of the promotion of decent work in contexts of fragility.

According to the definition provided by the Compass Cards developed by the ITCILO, “Case studies examine specific issues by analyzing a contextual scenario. They can be used to holistically introduce key concepts or learning topics, analyze circumstances, diagnose problems and propose solutions. They are a way of concretely presenting theory that might otherwise remain abstract. Case studies encourage the development of individual ideas and the understanding of diverse perspectives through participatory discussion and collaborative analysis.” Case studies can be a useful learning tool to understand best practices and identify errors.

Some of the cases were developed specifically by the International Training Centre of the ILO, normally for training purposes: you will find them under the blue markers. Others were researched and published by the ILO: they are inserted in the map with the green marker. Orange markers identify cases we have received from our other partners, or collected through desk research.

Were you, or your organization, involved in the study of a case that is particularly significant to job creation in fragile states? Please contact us at and share your cases with us.


Skilling workers is key to remittance flow and better job prospects overseas.

August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

A short interview with Jabed Ahmed, Additional Secretary, The Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment (MEWOE), on skilling of migrant workers.

  • Week 5: Migration and Employment

Week 5: Migration and Employment – One Year Training Programme for Afghanistan

August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The fifth module "Week 5: Migration and Employment" of the One Year Training Programme on National Employment Policies: Moving from Fragility to Resilience - tailored for Afghanistan took place in Kabul on 15-19 July 2017. Week [...]

  • Study on Entrepreneurship Education

Promoting Rural Youth Employment in Afghanistan: study on Entrepreneurship Education

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Promoting Rural Youth Employment in Afghanistan: analytical study on Entrepreneurship Education, The Development Alchemists, ITCILO (2017)