Publications

2017

  1. Sector Selection in Guyana: Finding Export and Value Add Opportunities in Thin Markets

    18 September 2017

    A key outcome of Guyana’s Ministry of Business’ Strategic Plan 2016-2020 is to “increase value added production and exports through the development of a National Export Strategy and an Enhanced Quality Infrastructure”. In order to achieve this goal, the government of Guyana has asked the ILO to support an analysis of its vegetable and fruit sectors to identify growth and export potential, seeking to address the underlying constraints that might hinder productivity enhancement and sector growth. This sector selection report recommends two target value chains (mango and hot pepper) based on their potential for inclusive growth. Using a market system development lens, this report also defines supporting functions and rule relevant to the target value chains and identifies key constraint systems for further analysis and the development of interventions.

  2. Social and Solidarity Economy and the Future of Work

    05 September 2017

    This publication presents the main theoretical arguments and empirical evidence on the features and role of social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations, specifically on its potential to create and preserve decent work. The publication also underlines the SSE’s capacity to create jobs in emerging sectors, for example in the silver economy, and to contribute to the formalization of the informal economy. Lastly, the policy implications of these various changes, and how they can support the growth and development of SSE in the future of work are addressed.

  3. GEIP Strategy

    04 September 2017

    Global Programme Employment Injury Insurance and Protection | GEIP: contributing to Decent Work and the social protection floor guarantee in the workplace.

  4. Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Brazil

    17 August 2017

    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.

  5. Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: The Philippines

    17 August 2017

    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.

  6. Employment & Employee Retention in Mombasa's Micro-Retail Sector: Lessons in Promoting Quality of Work

    07 August 2017

  7. Market Systems and Job Quality: What Do We Know and What Can We Do About it ?

    07 August 2017

    If you’ve ever wondered (or been sceptical about) if or how the market systems approach can address job quality, we’ve mapped the evidence from the field to learn what’s been done, what’s been effective and what projects and donors can to better address job quality in the future. The research also explores how these projects addressed working conditions in seven different quality categories – so if aren’t sure where to start tackling working conditions in your project, get inspiration from those that have gone down the road before.

  8. Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: United Kingdom

    04 August 2017

    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.

  9. Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Russia

    04 August 2017

    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.

  10. Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Canada

    04 August 2017

    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.

  11. Cooperation among workers in the informal economy: A focus on home-based workers and waste pickers - A Joint ILO and WIEGO Initiative

    03 August 2017

    This report on “Cooperation among workers in the informal economy: A focus on home-based workers and waste pickers” is part of a 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Rapid Market Assessment of Responsible Tourism in Vietnam

    13 June 2017

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

    09 June 2017

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

    09 June 2017

  19. 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.

  20. 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.