This report presents a strategy for achieving lasting sustainability for the Better Work Jordan (BWJ) programme by looking at its long-term political, financial, and managerial viability. The views of stakeholders, including factory suppliers and their associations, international buyers, trade unions, and the Government of Jordan, as well as senior BWJ staff, are incorporated and analysed throughout the report. Further, and with the aim of providing comprehensive conclusions, entities similar to BWJ are studied.
A partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Better Work Jordan was launched in February 2008. Its goal is to reduce poverty in Jordan by expanding decent work opportunities in the apparel sector. The programme also aims to improve the competitiveness of the industry by improving compliance with Jordanian labour law and the ILO’s core labour standards and by enhancing economic performance at the enterprise level.