ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. News

    12th Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy - Elective 6: SSE, Local Economic Development and social innovation

    10 January 2022

  2. News

    The report on “Assessment of the needs of social economy units and identification of priority value chains for the creation of decent jobs in Cameroon” has been released

    17 December 2021

    The Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts (MINPMEESA) of Cameroon and the ILO conducted a study on evaluation of the potential of the Social Economy in Cameroon.

  3. News

    Cooperative society of solid waste collectors of Mbeubeuss-Bokk Diom is established

    15 December 2021

    December 10 2021 was a historical day for the waste collectors at the MBEUBEUSS landfill, as it marked the birth of the “Cooperative society of solid waste collectors of Mbeubeuss-Bokk Diom”.

  4. Publication

    Integrated enterprise, cooperative and financial services assessment on refugees and host communities around Jigjiga, Somali Region, and Shire, Tigray Region, Ethiopia

    13 December 2021

    The ILO conducted an assessment of the market systems (supply and demand) of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises development, business development services (BDS), cooperative promotion and access to financial services in the two regions.

  5. Publication

    Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems: The case of Morocco

    25 November 2021

    In this paper, the main aspects related to the Moroccan SSE ecosystem, its main protagonists and the public policies that frame it are explored. Also, the means of financing available within the SSE framework in Morocco are analysed. Finally, the issue of the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on the SSE sector in the Moroccan context are explored.

  6. News

    ILO COOP discusses WIEGO report on enabling social protection in the informal economy through worker-led schemes in Africa

    09 November 2021

    The SNI and WIEGO research report on "Enabling social protection within the informal economy: Lessons from worker-led schemes in Nigeria, Uganda and Togo" financed by OSF was launched at a webinar jointly organized with StreetNet International on November 4, 2021.

  7. News

    ILO sheds light upon the role of cooperatives in the elimination of child labour at the Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    29 October 2021

    The two sessions organized in the framework of the Academy provided insights of the ILO’s work with cooperatives toward the elimination of child labour and presented practical cases of cooperatives that take action to combat child labour.

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Sung Ho Kim, International Cooperation Department, KFCC

    28 October 2021

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with cooperative and wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy makers, researchers and practitioners from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work. On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Sung Ho Kim from the International Cooperation Department at KFCC.

  9. Publication

    Improved working conditions, productivity and income for formalized women tanners

    26 October 2021

    This document is part of a series of case studies by the Enterprises Department of the ILO. Each case study presents one or several approaches that contribute to enterprise formalization across the world.

  10. News

    The ILO and the UNTFSSE participated in European Social Economy Week 2021

    25 October 2021

    Director of ILO Enterprises Department and Chair of UNTFSSE, Mr Vic Van Vuuren participated at the European Social Economy Week 2021 in a discussion on the global challenges and perspectives of social economy as a driver of sustainable development.