Enterprises Department

  • The ILO has a mandate, recognized in the 2008 Declaration, to promote sustainable enterprises as an integral part of the Decent Work Agenda.

    Guy Ryder, Director-General
    International Labour Organization

What's new

  1. News

    African cooperative leaders explore the diverse businesses of Japanese cooperatives

    21 September 2017

    From 29 August to 6 September, The 8th ILO/JCCU study tour was organized in Tokyo and Shizuoka, Japan. This year four participants from Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Swaziland and representatives of ICA Africa and ILO COOP Unit joined the tour to explore the Japanese cooperatives’ activities across a range of sectors.

  2. News

    ILO pilots an orientation tool on cooperation in Cambodia

    19 September 2017

  3. Publication

    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.

  4. Publication

    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.

  5. Briefing note

    Action Research in Peru's Wood and Furniture Sector: Carving out a new approach for better jobs

    05 September 2017


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