Publications

2019

  1. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 13

    14 October 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 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

  2. Employment effects of green policies in the Philippines

    08 October 2019

    This research investigates the economic and labour market impacts of the 2016 Green Jobs Act (Republic Act 10771). It identifies the likely winners and losers from “greening” the Philippine economy. It highlights how green policies may accelerate economic growth and labour productivity and estimates the number of future jobs at the sector level. It concludes with evidence-based recommendations for policymakers.

  3. Case Brief: CIF Vie

    02 October 2019

    The West African Confederation of Financial Institutions is a regional grouping of financial cooperatives and microfinance institutions. The confederation created the insurance company CIF Vie to provide life insurance products for its member institutions. CIF Vie had significant success in providing credit-linked insurance but struggled to achieve scale for its voluntary products.In 2017, the Facility and AFD partnered with CIF Vie to assess how to improve sales of its stand-alone life insurance product.

  4. Start.COOP - A step-by-step tool to start-up a cooperative - Facilitator's Guide

    01 October 2019

    Start.COOP is a low-cost, easy to use tool for those interested in starting and launching a cooperative in a participatory manner. It draws on technical content from existing materials in different ILO cooperative training tools. It also uses a peer-to-peer, activity-based learning methodology from the ILO’s Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) programme. Start.Coop package contains: a training guide, a facilitator’s guide and two power point presentations that can be used for training of facilitators and direct beneficiaries.

  5. Fail, recalibrate, adapt, achieve: how Yapasa used the market systems approach to create opportunities for Zambia's rural youth

    30 September 2019

  6. Think.COOP - an orientation on the cooperative business model - Facilitator's Guide

    30 September 2019

    Think.COOP is a low-cost, easy to use tool for those interested in establishing or joining a cooperative. It draws on technical content from existing materials from different ILO cooperative training tools on the basics of cooperatives. It also uses a peer-to-peer, activity-based learning methodology from the ILO’s Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) programme. Think.Coop package contains: a training guide, a facilitator’s guide and two power point presentations that can be used for training of facilitators and direct beneficiaries.

  7. The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in North Macedonia

    26 September 2019

  8. ILO Helpdesk for Business

    23 September 2019

  9. Improving SMEs’ Environmental Performance

    16 September 2019

    Improving SMEs’ Environmental Performance: Lessons Learned From the TPSA Project Initiative

  10. Success Stories from Enterprises in Ghana

    16 September 2019

    Case studies from the ILO Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) project

  11. Systemic Change: walking the talk?

    09 September 2019

  12. Systemic Change: walking the talk?

    09 September 2019

  13. Client insights

    02 September 2019

    When serving new market segments, many insurers are comfortable carrying out customer research. Where insurers often get stuck is putting those insights into practice. Organizations can shift their approaches and internal setups to make it easier to regularly act on client insights. This brief provides a range of strategies that can be used to do so – springboards towards a culture, structure and operations that are capable of responding to client needs.

  14. Business models for decent work

    29 August 2019

  15. Business models for decent work

    29 August 2019

  16. Business models for decent work

    27 August 2019

  17. Business models for decent work

    27 August 2019

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

    26 August 2019

  19. 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.

  20. 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.