ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. News

    Benchmarking the social and solidarity economy policy process in South Africa against international good practice

    31 March 2022

    The development of a social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy in South Africa was initiated in 2017, with the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding between the ILO, the then Economic Development Department (now Department of Trade Industry and Competition), and the Government of Flanders.

  2. Publication

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

    31 March 2022

    Social economy

  3. Publication

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

    31 March 2022

    Social Economy

  4. News

    ILO’s ACCEL Africa Project Empowers Cooperatives in Nigeria’s Cocoa Value Chain

    30 March 2022

    In Nigeria, the ILO’s ACCEL Africa Project is extending partnerships for the elimination of child labour and forced labour. The project strengthens support systems for farmers especially in the cocoa value chain, where child labour is prevalent.

  5. Publication

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

    28 March 2022

    Social Economy

  6. News

    The ILO and the UNTFSSE participated in Pact for Impact’s event on Social and Solidarity Economy

    28 March 2022

    The Chair of the UNTFSSE and the ILO’s Enterprises Department Director, Mr Vic van Vuuren, spoke at the Pact for Impact event “For an International Recognition of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)” on 4th March 2022.

  7. News

    South African government goes live with its website on the Social and Solidarity Economy Policy process

    28 March 2022

    The website features the work that was undertaken in developing the social and solidarity economy policy in the country between 2017-2021, with support from the ILO.

  8. Fair Recruitment

    The ILO launches the Fair recruitment Initiative (Phase II, 2021-2025) for Africa

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) are partnering to launch the Fair Recruitment Initiative in Africa in March 2022. This launch is an opportunity to expand the implementation of successful fair recruitment approaches to other countries in Africa.

  9. News

    ILO presents on the SSE to the African Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC)

    25 February 2022

    The ILO made two presentations on the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at the 48th ARLAC Governing Council meeting for Ministers responsible for Labour/Employment/Manpower issues in Anglophone Africa and Ministerial High-Level Symposium on February 16, 2022.

  10. News

    The 12th Academy on the Social and Solidarity Economy - Elective 8: SSE: youth, education and new skills

    31 January 2022