Resources on social finance

  1. Publication

    Financial Education - Cambodia - Trainer’s manual

    01 January 2008

    This guide primarily targets women, who usually manage household money in Cambodia. The training makes them more informed and empowered financial decision-makers, able to set financial targets and reach them. This helps them to improve their living conditions, send their children to school and enjoy rewarding lives.

  2. Publication

    Business Group Formation Empowering Women and Men in Developing Communities

    01 January 2008

    This manual helps trainers to promote group formation as a way to empower women and men in low income communities. It is designed for use in workshops to facilitate the process of group formation and development for joint production, business and/or social activities, such as buying raw materials together, sharing business premises, joint marketing and mutual assistance in coping with family emergencies.

  3. Press release

    ILO and Gates foundation join forces to develop range of insurance products in developing countries

    06 December 2007

    The International Labour Organization announced a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to develop new kinds of insurance and improve existing products to promote decent work for tens of millions of low-income people in the developing world.

  4. Publication

    Social Finance Working Paper #49: Financial arrangements in informal apprenticeships

    03 December 2007

    Determinants and effects: findings from urban Ghana

  5. Statement

    “Building fair financial markets for all” - Welcome remarks by Juan Somavia to the World Micro Finance Forum Geneva

    29 November 2007

  6. Video

    Out of Informality - Ghana's Way to Decent Work

    27 November 2007

    Informal workers in Ghana are starting to see the benefits of more formal ways of working. With help from the ILO's Decent Work Pilot Project, people in Ajumako and Winneba, some of the poorest places in Ghana, are bringing about their own transition to Decent Work. Experts are sharing similar effective experiences this week at the “Interregional Symposium on the Informal Economy - Enabling transition to formalization”.

  7. Publication

    ILO Books on Microfinance

    21 November 2007

    List of ILO Books on Microfinance