Publications

2018

  1. Cooperatives meeting informal economy workers' child care needs - A Joint ILO and WIEGO Initiative

    25 April 2018

    Cooperatives set up and run by workers in the informal economy are among the solutions in meeting women workers’ care needs, while also helping protect their labour rights. This report complements the previous literature review and case studies with case studies from Brazil, India, and Guatemala on how informal economy workers’ organizations can mobilize through cooperatives to provide child care services to their members. The case studies highlight diverse forms of child care provision and outline the varied partnerships needed to implement and sustain child care services for informal economy workers.

  2. Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Indonesia

    20 April 2018

    Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives is a series produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) as part of a larger initiative to increase understanding of the ways in which countries around the world are producing and using statistics on cooperatives. Currently reliable and comparable statistics on cooperatives are missing in most countries of the world. These statistics are essential to measure the impact of cooperatives on their members and the economy as a whole.

  3. Advancing domestic workers’ rights through cooperatives in Trinidad and Tobago: An ILO, NUDE and SWCC initiative

    18 April 2018

    This brief summarizes one example of the ILO’s work in advancing domestic workers’ cooperatives. The ILO supported the National Union of Domestic Workers (NUDE) in Trinidad and Tobago to provide their members with access to employment opportunities and improved working conditions through a cooperative society.

  4. Summary report - Advancing cooperation among women workers in the informal economy: The SEWA way

    28 March 2018

    This is a summary of the report “Advancing cooperation among women workers in the informal economy: The SEWA way” which aims to provide an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for cooperatives and other SSE enterprises in empowering women workers in the informal economy with a specific focus on the experience of Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).

  5. Employment in multinational enterprises in Mexico: Analysis of economic census

    13 March 2018

    The objective of these studies is to stimulate a dialogue among national bodies —principally national statistics offices but also central banks, investment promotion agencies and other entities involved in collecting such data—to identify good practices and how ILO could better support these important efforts.

  6. Measurement of the employment and labour-related impacts of MNEs in Mexico: an analysis of two different methodologies

    13 March 2018

    The objective of these studies is to stimulate a dialogue among national bodies—principally national statistics offices but also central banks, investment promotion agencies and other entities involved in collecting such data—to identify good practices and how ILO could better support these important efforts.

  7. Measurement of the employment and labour-related impacts of MNEs: a proposal for action

    13 March 2018

    In section 1 the operational definition of MNE as used by different international institutions and databases is discussed and the common components are highlighted. An overview of the availability of statistics on the operation of MNEs is provided in Section 3. A review of the major data sources and analysis of the variables available by compiling countries is carried out in order to detect their usefulness to measure the impacts of MNEs according to the principles of the MNE Declaration. Based on these principles, some decent work indicators to assess the MNEs employment and labour-related impacts are proposed in Section 4. Some recommendations for further work and country case studies are suggested in Section 5.

  8. Measurement of the employment and labour-related impacts of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)

    13 March 2018

    This report is produced for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit by Richard Sidebottom . It provides an analysis of how to measure the impact of MNEs, with a particular focus on developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

  9. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 5

    08 March 2018

    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 SDG 5 – achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

  10. Improving conditions in tea plantations in Assam

    05 March 2018

    In collaboration with Fairtrade Foundation and key industry stakeholders, the Lab undertook a market system analysis in Assam to understand the key working and living condition challenges on plantations and develop a set of recommendations to address these. The report explores low wages and poor working conditions alongside low worker productivity.

  11. Annual Report 2017

    28 February 2018

    The Annual Report 2017 highlights the achievements of the Social Finance Programme over the past year.

  12. Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Costa Rica

    22 February 2018

    Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives is a series produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) as part of a larger initiative to increase understanding of the ways in which countries around the world are producing and using statistics on cooperatives. Currently reliable and comparable statistics on cooperatives are missing in most countries of the world. These statistics are essential to measure the impact of cooperatives on their members and the economy as a whole.

  13. More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour and Business Practices in the Electronics Sector of Viet Nam

    06 February 2018

    This report seeks to contribute to the question of how enterprises can generate more and better jobs through socially responsible labour and business practices in the Vietnamese electronics sector, taking into account the evolving transnational production system as Viet Nam is further integrated in the global economy. Electronics has become the largest export-oriented industry in Viet Nam and is primarily led by major multinational enterprises (MNEs) producing in Viet Nam.

  14. GAIN 3rd Conference - Just Transition: Report and conclusions

    02 February 2018

    The third International Conference of the Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN) took place in December 2017 and invited its participants to reflect on the subject of “just transition” .

  15. Think.COOP - an orientation on the cooperative business model

    01 February 2018

    Think.COOP has been developed as a low-cost, easy to use training module for those interested in establishing or joining a cooperative. By drawing on technical content from existing materials from different ILO cooperative training tools and peer-to-peer, activity based learning methodology from the ILO’s Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) programme, Think.COOP is a 6-hour module providing simple information on the basics of cooperatives.

  16. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 1

    31 January 2018

    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 the first SDG on ending poverty in all its forms everywhere.

  17. Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Republic of Korea

    25 January 2018

    Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives is a series produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) as part of a larger initiative to increase understanding of the ways in which countries around the world are producing and using statistics on cooperatives. Currently reliable and comparable statistics on cooperatives are missing in most countries of the world. These statistics are essential to measure the impact of cooperatives on their members and the economy as a whole.

  18. Responsible Winter Tourism in Kyrgyzstan

    08 January 2018

    Feasibility and market system analysis

2017

  1. Policy Brief: Gender, labour and a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

    20 December 2017

  2. Policy Brief: Indigenous People and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work

    20 December 2017