1. Measuring Productive Employment: A "How to" Note

    20 July 2017

    If you’ve tried measuring productive employment, chances are that you’ve run into some challenges defining exactly what it is – how do you measure who’s been productive and who hasn’t? To shed some light on the measurement challenge, the Lab has set out a methodology to guide you through developing and measuring a productive employment indicator so you can better understand your project’s impact on productive employment.

  2. Summary of Key Findings - Cooperation among workers in the informal economy: A focus on home based workers and waste pickers

    03 July 2017

    This is a summary of key findings of the report “Cooperation among workers in the informal economy: A focus on home-based workers and waste pickers”. This report is part of the joint ILO and WIEGO initiative, which aims to understand the nature and scope of cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises and organizations formed by workers in the informal economy. It focuses on the current challenges, opportunities, obstacles and practices among cooperatives of waste pickers and home-based workers in order to inform future actions and interventions that support cooperative growth.

  3. THE NEXT 15 MILLION Start and Improve Your Business Global Tracer Study 2011-15

    26 June 2017

    This study traces the outreach of the "Start and Improve Your Business" (SIYB) programme and some other key achievements, including estimates of its impact. The report has been prepared for practitioners in enterprise development who want to use SIYB, as well as any other organization or individual engaged in entrepreneurship and management training.

  4. Pilots for Change: Zambia's Pilot Houses

    23 June 2017

    Zambia’s Pilot Houses were built to test and demonstrate ways of incorporating sustainable principles in the construction of comfortable and affordable homes.

  5. Rapid Market Assessment of Responsible Tourism in Vietnam

    13 June 2017

  6. Developing markets: How training female entrepreneurs can improve business practices and profits – Evidence from Kenya

    09 June 2017

  7. Developing markets: How training female entrepreneurs can improve business practices and profits – evidence from Kenya

    09 June 2017

  8. Cooperatives and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Cooperatives and Non-Discrimination at Work

    02 June 2017

    Hundreds of millions of people suffer from discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, political opinion, national extraction, social origin or other grounds which are continuously emerging, in the world of work. This note focuses on discrimination faced by indigenous peoples and people living with disabilities as well as gender based discrimination in the world of work, reflecting on how cooperative enterprises can potentially be leveraged to assist populations who face discrimination to support themselves, their households and communities.

  9. Cooperatives and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Cooperatives and Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining

    02 June 2017

    Freedom of association is an enabling right to the enjoyment of all other FPRW, as it opens the door to participatory actions against forced labour, the protection of children from abuses, and responsive measures based on non-discrimination and equality. This note looks at the role of cooperatives, both as employers and as organizations formed by workers, in promoting freedom of association to their members and workers.

  10. Cooperatives and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Cooperatives and Forced Labour

    02 June 2017

    Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors most affected by compulsory and forced labour. Migrant workers and indigenous people are particularly vulnerable to it. This note looks at how cooperatives and their unions and federations can play a crucial role reaching out to their members and imparting tools and know-how that facilitate their change toward elimination of forced labour practices.

  11. Cooperatives and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Cooperatives and Child Labour

    02 June 2017

    The international community has identified the elimination of child labour as a fundamental human right at work, and in recent years there have been advances in its elimination. This note looks at the way in which cooperatives, with their significant presence in many countries, have a role to play in elimination of child labour.

  12. Labour Unions and the promotion of inclusive finance for workers

    23 May 2017

    Social Finance Working Paper. 73

  13. SCORE Training Flyer with Infographics

    17 May 2017

  14. Rapid Market Assessment of Key Sectors for Women and Youth in Zimbabwe

    17 May 2017

    Apiculture, artisanal mining, mopane worms, and horticulture

  15. The Next 15 Million: Entrepreneurship Training At Scale – New Data On The Global Outreach Of ILO’s Entrepreneurship Training

    16 May 2017

    A global tracer study on the ILO’s entrepreneurship training program Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) showing that global outreach more than doubled in the past five years. With 15 million participants SIYB is the most popular entrepreneurship training program.

  16. Green Business Booklet

    12 May 2017

    Going green is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense too, as the greening of enterprises results in improved access to markets, higher productivity and cost savings. The Green Business Booklet is part of the Green Jobs packages and the Start and Improve Your Business series of products and helps aspiring entrepreneurs to come up with a green business idea and existing entrepreneurs to green their businesses.

  17. Sector Selection for Decent Work: Tips, Tricks and Tools

    20 April 2017

  18. Market systems facilitation, how good are you?

    20 April 2017

  19. A National Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Egypt

    20 April 2017

  20. Creating shared value in the Dominican Republic banana industry

    06 April 2017

    A market systems analysis of plantation business performance and worker wages