OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector


Tareq Abu Qaoud

Better Work Jordan, International Labour Organization/ International Finance Corporation

Programme Manager


Tareq Abu Qaoud is the Programme Manager for Better Work Jordan programme (BWJ). Better Work is a partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in collaboration with local and international stakeholders. It unites the expertise of the ILO in labour standards with that of the IFC in private sector development. The goal of Better Work Jordan is to reduce poverty in the country by expanding decent work opportunities in the apparel sector. The program aims to improve the competitiveness of the industry by enhancing economic performance at the enterprise level and improving compliance with Jordanian labour law and the ILO core labour standards. Mr. Abu Qaoud is responsible for overseeing effective implementation of all project components, including compliance assessments, training services, sustainability, stakeholder engagement, and leading the progarmme influencing agenda. He has been with Better Work Global programme since 2008, support in developing the programme’s core services and building staff capacities in Jordan, and other country programmes (Haiti, Nicaragua, Lesotho, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh). Before joined Better Work programme, he has ten years of experience in implementing corporate social responsibility policies for US and European buyers in MENA region. Mr. Abu Qaoud is an industrial engineer and holds an MBA.

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