Briefing notes, brochures and factsheets on supply chains

  1. Cooperating out of isolation: Domestic workers’ cooperatives

    15 September 2014

    This note on ways cooperatives provide a way out of precarious and informal working arrangements for domestic workers, is the third in the series on Cooperatives and the World of Work.

  2. Managing Your Agricultural Cooperative, “My.COOP”

    10 November 2011

    My.COOP is a training package published in 2011, covering managerial challenges that many agricultural cooperatives face, and based on the idea that strong cooperatives are necessary for a more equitable distribution of income, democracy, and for economic and social development

  3. Analysing the employment impact of public investment and sectoral policies - The DySAM methodology

    01 August 2011

    This paper presents the DySAM, a diagnostic tool which helps understand the employment impact of infrastructure investment, but also other public policies. The paper explains its functioning, purpose and applicability also showing findings of country studies.

  4. Agricultural value chain development: Threat or opportunity for women’s employment?

    28 January 2011

    Agricultural markets are rapidly globalizing, generating new consumption patterns and new production and distribution systems. Value chains, often controlled by multinational or national firms and supermarkets, are capturing a growing share of the agri-food systems in developing regions. They can provide opportunities for quality employment for men and women, yet they can also be channels to transfer costs and risks to the weakest nodes, particularly women. They often perpetuate gender stereotypes that keep women in lower paid, casual work and do not necessarily lead to greater gender equality.