27 June 2022
This Guide to the Recommendation No. 189 provides key elements to support the implementation of policies and strategies to promote decent and sustainable job creation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
03 June 2022
A shared understanding of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) is emerging from the development of legislation and statistical frameworks on the SSE. Since the turn of the century, legislation on the SSE has been adopted in more than 20 countries. Based on a review of the legal acts, this brief presents and synthesizes the values, principles, organizational forms and policy measures that are subsumed under the SSE.
Cooperatives and the World of Work No. 15 - Partnerships between trade unions and the social and solidarity economy to support informal economy workers
13 May 2022
This brief documents partnerships between trade unions and the social and the solidarity economy in support of informal economy workers. It is based on a research study that involved a literature review, and an examination of selected partnerships through the development of country case studies in Brazil, Colombia, Kenya and South Africa, and validation of findings with organizations of informal economy workers.
Social Protection & Cooperatives Spotlight - Mobilizing social and solidarity economy units towards universal social protection
29 April 2022
This ILO Spotlight brief is jointly developed by the Social Protection Department and the Cooperatives Unit in the Enterprises Department. It focuses on mobilizing social and solidarity economy units towards universal social protection. The brief builds on the related section of the Office Report on “Decent work and the social and solidarity economy” prepared for general discussion at the International Labour Conference 110th Session, 2022 (paras 73 et seq.).
Integrated enterprise and market systems assessment on the refugee and host community livelihoods in Sudan
20 April 2022
This report details the findings of market assessments conducted on the groundnut and sesame value chains in East Darfur and West Kordofan.
South Africa’s social and solidarity economy: Alignment of the policy with national, regional and international frameworks
31 March 2022
31 March 2022
28 March 2022
Strengthening women's economic empowerment and access to Decent Work in Sri Lanka's Northern province
01 March 2022
At the core of women's economic empowerment is access and agency; while access to skills, resources, services, and market opportunities is one aspect of advancement, the other, agency is about the power of decision-making. This document provides a snapshot of different approaches implemented by LEED+ towards achieving the above.