Handbook on Cooperatives for use by Workers' Organizations

This handbook lists the essential things to know about cooperatives for all those who are interested as members, future members, politicians or staff of national or international institutions in charge of the promotion and development of cooperatives. In simple, understandable language, the handbook deals in turn with the characteristic features of cooperatives, cooperative enterprise as a whole, the promotion of cooperatives and the close ties that exist between the ILO and cooperatives.

Reviews the origins of the cooperative movement. Describes how cooperatives are set up, their special features, and how to promote them. Notes the importance given by the ILO to the cooperative movement, especially with regard to promoting decent work.