In addition to the annual public synthesis reports that provide transparent information regarding working conditions in the factories participating in the programme, Better Work Jordan produces a report each year on a chosen theme with relevance to the national garment industry. This will allow the programme to look more in-depth at relevant issues. This, the first such thematic report for Better Work Jordan focuses on fire safety.
The Better Work programme, a partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), worked in collaboration with local and international stakeholders to design Better Work Jordan, launched in February 2008. It was established at the request of the Government of Jordan which, along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a major donor.
The goal of the programme 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 enhancing economic performance at the enterprise level and by improving compliance with Jordanian labour law and the ILO’s core labour standards.