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.


  • Week 4: Entrepreneurship

Training programme for Afghanistan – Week 4: Entrepreneurship

May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Week 4: Entrepreneurship has started in New Delhi The fourth module of the One Year Training Programme on Employment Policies: Moving from Fragility to Resilience - Tailored for Afghanistan has officially started today in New Delhi. [...]

  • coaching programme for youth

A Coaching Programme for Youth in Fragile Settings

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

"A Coaching Programme for Youth in Fragile Settings: a Training of Coaches" has opened today in New Delhi. At the opening ceremony, participants were welcomed by Dr Sher Verick, ILO Country Office Deputy Director. The [...]

Promoting Rural Youth Employment in Afghanistan: Opportunities for ITC in TVET in Afghanistan

May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Promoting Rural Youth Employment in Afghanistan Opportunities for ITC in TVET in Afghanistan, John O'Sullivan and Fareeduddin Noori, (2017)