Publications and tools on cooperatives

June 2022

  1. Guide to Recommendation No.189 on Job Creation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

    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).

  2. Cooperatives and the World of Work No. 16 - Legal Compendium on the Social and Solidarity Economy

    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.

May 2022

  1. 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.

April 2022

  1. 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.).

  2. 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.

March 2022

  1. South Africa’s social and solidarity economy: Alignment of the policy with national, regional and international frameworks

    31 March 2022

    Social economy

  2. South Africa’s social and solidarity economy: An evaluation of the policy development process

    31 March 2022

    Social Economy

  3. South Africa’s social and solidarity economy: A study of its characteristics and conditions

    28 March 2022

    Social Economy

  4. 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.

February 2022

  1. The national strategy for the Jordanian cooperative movement 2021–2025

    09 February 2022