Publications

2019

  1. Supply chains and systemic change: the case of a mining multinational in Laos

    26 August 2019

  2. Experiences from Simples National, the monotax regime for own-account workers, micro and small entrepreneurs in Brazil (2019)

    20 August 2019

    This paper provides information on the monotax regime in Brazil. This regime, referred to as Simples National, was introduced with the aim to create jobs and reduce informality among enterprises and their workers. It provides a monotax as well as simplified procedures for own-account workers and micro and small enterprises (MSEs) on business registration, taxation, social security, financial inclusion and government procurement. It includes a special statute called ‘Individual Micro Entrepreneur’ (IME) and a simplified tax and social security regime for own-account workers and MSEs. The paper describes the nature, operation and modalities of the tax and social security components of the Simples National regime, outlines its evolution, describes formalisation trends, highlights its strengths and weaknesses, extracts lessons learned and identifies policy recommendations.

  3. Waste pickers’ cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations

    20 August 2019

    Waste pickers make significant contributions to public health, sanitation, and the environment by promoting resource circulation and reducing the amount of landfill. However, they are often not legally recognized as workers and suffer from poor working conditions and lack of social protection. This brief highlights the role of waste pickers' cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations (SSEOs) in integrating and formalizing the work of waste pickers in the recycling value chain and improving their working conditions.

  4. Supply chains and systemic change: the case of a mining multinational in Laos

    19 August 2019

  5. Sowing the Seeds for Inclusive Growth in Myanmar’s Horticulture Sector

    12 August 2019

    A Comparative Analysis of the Ginger and Avocado Markets in Southern Shan State

  6. Cluster on trade and productive capacity, Myanmar

    12 August 2019

  7. SCORE Programme Brief

    31 July 2019

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises programme at a glance

  8. Thumb for Annual Report 2018

    30 July 2019

  9. Annual Report 2018

    30 July 2019

    The Annual Report 2018 highlights the achievements of the Social Finance Programme over the past year.

  10. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 14

    26 July 2019

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on This brief focuses on SDG 14 – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

  11. Evaluation of Market Systems Development Interventions for Refugee and Host Communities in Jijiga, Ethiopia

    23 July 2019

  12. Evaluation of Market Systems Development Interventions for Refugee and Host Communities in Jijiga, Ethiopia

    23 July 2019

  13. Eight ways to grow Nepal's agricultural sector: A rapid market assessment and ranking of agricultural sub-sectors

    18 July 2019

  14. Eight ways to grow Nepal's agricultural sector: A rapid market assessment and ranking of agricultural sub-sectors

    18 July 2019

  15. Unearthing the potential for inclusive growth: A rapid market assessment of the horticulture sector in Southern Shan State

    11 July 2019

  16. Unearthing the potential for inclusive growth:

    11 July 2019

  17. Assessment Tool on the Fundamental Elements of an EII Scheme Based on Technical Guidelines and ILO Standards (Convention No. 121 inter alia)

    03 July 2019

    To assist authorities and interested stakeholders in assessing national legislation governing Employment Injury Insurance Schemes, the ILO has developed an Assessment Tool on the Fundamental Elements of an EII Scheme Based on Technical Guidelines and ILO Standards (Convention No. 121 inter alia).

  18. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 16

    21 June 2019

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on This brief focuses on SDG 16 – Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies.

  19. Cooperatives and the World of Work

    18 June 2019

    As the world of work and jobs is more uncertain than ever through the rise of robotics and the gig economy, Co-operatives and the World of Work furthers the debate on the future of work, sustainable development, and the social and solidarity economy of which cooperatives are a fundamental component.

  20. Case Brief #18: Britam

    03 June 2019

    Britam is a diversified financial services group operating in Eastern and Southern Africa, which offers a wide range of financial services. Over the last ten years, Britam has become the largest microinsurance provider in Kenya. Yet, during this time, its policies have been administered through an entirely paper-based system. The project between Britam and the ILO worked on the digitalization of Britam’s claims process; and the results after two years have been impressive.