Publications

2020

  1. Getting Beyond Tier 1:

    27 October 2020

    Using a systems approach to improve working conditions in global supply chains

  2. Getting Beyond Tier 1:

    27 October 2020

    Using a systems approach to improve working conditions in global supply chains

  3. SIYB Update 2020

    27 October 2020

  4. Employment effects in impact investments

    26 October 2020

    As part of the Joint ILO-EU STRENGHTEN Project, the ILO conducted two studies on the employment effects of impact investments, with a focus on the cashew value chain in Tanzania and a financial institution supporting smallholder schemes in Zimbabwe. The across case analysis concludes that the investments triggered not only an increase in employment numbers, but also improved skills of the labour force, management systems of the investee companies, and labour practices. The findings are geared at informing the development of the EU’s External Investment Plan.

  5. Impact of ILO SCORE Training on management practices, working conditions and business results in Peruvian SMEs

    14 October 2020

  6. Why settle for recovery? A guidance note on building back better micro & small enterprises and resilient market systems during crisis and after lockdown

    12 October 2020

  7. Sectoral Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in the Agriculture and Renewable Energy Sectors in Somalia

    08 October 2020

  8. Applying labour law to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises: A comparative study of 16 countries

    07 October 2020

    This study considers the ways in which different countries regulate labour rights for MSME workers, its main purpose being to improve understanding of current trends and developments in this area. The 16 countries covered by the study are Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey and the United Republic of Tanzania.

  9. Case Brief: Tunajali

    30 September 2020

    “Tunajali” is a Swahili word that means, “we care about you”. It is also an e-commerce initiative that seeks to develop and provide inclusive insurance in all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read about Tunajali and their journey in this Case Brief.

  10. Rokin Banks’ responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan

    30 September 2020

    Like any other country, the population and economy of Japan are badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The preliminary figures for real GDP in the second quarter of 2020 show a decline of 7.8%. Rokin Banks (a network of 13 union-led cooperative financial institutions) are well positioned to provide support and protect the livelihoods of workers and their families, given their 70-year-experience in building an inclusive society and advancing financial inclusion of workers. Read about the special measures that Rokin Banks have recently introduced in this short brief.

  11. ILO Environmental Sustainability Action Plans for 2018–21

    30 September 2020

  12. Labour Law Compliance and the Role of Labour: Inspection in Viet Nam’s Electronics Sector

    24 September 2020

    The study mapped out the industry situation and sought to address how enterprises can generate more and better jobs through socially responsible labour practices in Viet Nam’s electronics sector, taking into account the evolving transnational production system as the country further integrates in the global economy.

  13. Executive summary: Labour Law Compliance and the Role of Labour Inspection in Viet Nam’s Electronics Sector

    24 September 2020

  14. Empowering Women at Work. Company Policies and Practices for Gender Equality

    22 September 2020

  15. Small Business Training to Improve Management Practices in Developing Countries: Reassessing the Evidence for 'Training Doesn’t Work'

    21 September 2020

  16. Answering key questions around informality in micro and small enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis

    14 September 2020

  17. Review of the implementation of a business environment programme based on the ILO’s Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) toolkit in Honduras, 2012–19

    03 September 2020

    This report examines the experience of implementing a programme based on the ILO’s Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) toolkit in Honduras during 2012–19. The programme was operated by Honduras’s national association of employers’ organizations: the Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada (Honduran Private Enterprise Council; COHEP). Improving the business environment is a key strategic objective that has guided COHEP in its work for many years.

  18. Market Systems Development and a Just Transition

    31 August 2020

    Learnings from an ILO experience in Tanzania

  19. Market Systems Development and a Just Transition

    31 August 2020

    Learnings from an ILO expérience in Tanzania

  20. Bending the rules

    28 August 2020

    How to use a systemic approach to improve the rules of the game