ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. Press release

    ILO launches FORTER'ESS project to promote decent work through women-led social and solidarity economy organizations in Tunisia

    08 March 2021

    The FORTER’ESS project is the result of a partnership between Global Affairs Canada and the International Labour Organization (ILO) that works in collaboration with the Tunisian Government and social partners to strengthen the resilience of women-led Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations (SSEOs) affected by COVID-19.

  2. News

    Three ILO projects on social and solidarity economy policy presented at the Enterprises Department’s virtual exhibit

    26 February 2021

    The COOP Unit of the ILO has shared highlights from three social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy projects from six countries in Asia and two countries in Africa during the ILO Enterprises Department’s virtual exhibit as part of its global team meeting.

  3. News

    The UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour: Enterprises in Action to Eliminate Child Labour

    26 February 2021

    To mark the occasion of the UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, a booth on “Enterprises in Action to eliminate child labour” was presented during the Global Technical Team Meeting of the Enterprises Department of the ILO on 24 February 2021.

  4. News

    ILO COOP participates in a webinar organized by We Effect and vi Agroforestry on "Our cooperative identity – where is it taking us in the future?”

    19 February 2021

    The webinar organized by We Effect and vi Agroforestry on ”Our cooperative identity – where is it taking us in the future?” took place on third of February bringing staff members from headquarters and regions together.

  5. News

    Lessons from the Social Economy Policy project in South Africa: Understanding diversity

    27 January 2021

    The ILO‘s Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Policy project in South Africa is working on building a comprehensive understanding of social economy in the country to inform a policy that is inclusive. The findings from the National Survey conducted in 2019 informed the recommendations found in the Green Paper on the Social and Solidarity Economy.

  6. News

    Joint COOP/Social Finance research initiative on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and social innovation in Africa

    25 January 2021

    The ILO’s Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and Social Finance Programme (Social Finance) recently launched a research project on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and social innovation in Africa funded by the French Government.

  7. Project

    Joint COOP/Social Finance research initiative on Social and solidarity economy and social innovation in Africa

    21 January 2021

    The main objective of this research project is to identify and analyse social innovation cases and experiences initiated by Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations (SSEOs) in Africa.

  8. News

    Lessons learned from Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) policy development in South Africa: One-size does not fit all

    14 December 2020

  9. ILO COOP 100 Slideshow VIII

    Cooperatives in Africa

    10 December 2020

    As part of the ILO COOP 100 photo exhibitions, the ILO is featuring the contributions of cooperatives and the wider SSE to advancing decent work and sustainable development. The eighth in the series of slideshows highlights cooperative and wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) enterprises in Africa.

  10. Article

    ILO COOP Chiefs across time

    03 November 2020

    This page provides bibliographies of the chiefs and heads of the ILO's Cooperatives Unit since its establishment in 1920.