Resources on Care Economy

  1. News

    ILO hosts partners meeting on cooperative responses to advancing public health

    28 May 2018

    ILO hosts partners meeting to discuss the next steps on research exploring the potential of cooperatives to advance public health in Cameroon and Kenya.

  2. News

    Discussing next steps toward advancing universal health coverage through cooperatives

    26 April 2018

    During the Geneva Health Forum in April 2018, the research findings on the potential of cooperatives in advancing universal health coverage were presented to discuss next steps with a range of stakeholders.

  3. Publication

    Cooperatives meeting informal economy workers' child care needs - A Joint ILO and WIEGO Initiative

    25 April 2018

    Cooperatives set up and run by workers in the informal economy are among the solutions in meeting women workers’ care needs, while also helping protect their labour rights. This report complements the ILO's previous studies with cases from Brazil, India, and Guatemala on how informal economy workers’ organizations can mobilize through cooperatives to provide child care services to their members. The case studies highlight diverse forms of child care provision and outline the varied partnerships needed to implement and sustain child care services for informal economy workers.

  4. Publication

    Advancing domestic workers’ rights through cooperatives in Trinidad and Tobago: An ILO, NUDE and SWCC initiative

    18 April 2018

    This brief summarizes one example of the ILO’s work in advancing domestic workers’ cooperatives. The ILO supported the National Union of Domestic Workers (NUDE) in Trinidad and Tobago to provide their members with access to employment opportunities and improved working conditions through a cooperative society.

  5. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 95

    Conceptualizing the role of intermediaries in formalizing domestic work

    04 April 2018

  6. News

    A step taken toward a common social cooperative framework in Turkey

    28 March 2018

    ILO representative joined a conference toward creating a common legal and institutional framework for emerging social cooperatives in Turkey.

  7. Presentation

    Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work

    10 March 2018

    Presentation prepared for the G7 Employment Task Force Meeting (Vancouver, 2-3 Oct 2018)

  8. News

    Domestic workers in Trinidad and Tobago moving toward enhancing sustainability of their cooperative

    21 February 2018

    The ILO partnered with the Service Workers Centre Cooperative Society (SWCC) in Trinidad and Tobago to organize a workshop to discuss concrete steps toward enhancing the sustainability of the cooperative.

  9. Issue Briefs

    No.3 Addressing care for inclusive labour markets and gender equality

    20 February 2018

    This Issue Brief examines the centrality of care work in labour markets and society. It considers the contribution of care work to advancing gender equality and points to the importance of promoting transformative care policies.

  10. Document

    Care Provision through Cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE)

    01 January 2018

    Today, care is provided in myriad forms, from childcare and eldercare to care for persons living with a disability or illness. The need for care is growing worldwide, driven by demographic shifts including the growing ageing population and the rising number of persons living with chronic illnesses. As people-centred, principle driven, member-owned businesses, cooperatives are emerging as an innovative type of care provider, particularly in the absence of viable public or other private options.