Employment, social protection and social dialogue: An integrated policy framework for promoting decent work in Bahrain

Report of the ILO Interdisciplinary Mission on Employment Promotion and Social Protection in Bahrain (26-30 January and 26-27 February 2002). The Mission reviewed the social security system and has made specific recommendations in the report with respect to extension of coverage and revision of the benefits system. The question of introducing an unemployment insurance system in view of expectations raised by the NPET, is discussed. The Mission recommends that an in-depth feasibility study be undertaken especially that first time job seekers are usually not covered by such systems.