In collaboration with the ILO Enterprise Department, ACT/EMP developed the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) Toolkit. A set of 22 tools and 17 policy briefs, plus additional information products, the Toolkit is a resource for employers´ and business organisations that wish to assess the environment in which businesses start-up and grow. The toolkit helps organizations identify constraints to sustainable enterprise and formulate proposals for reform that can be used to make dialogue and advocacy with governments more effective. The basis for the Toolkit is ILO´s 17 Pillar Sustainable Enterprise Framework, which was unanimously endorsed at the International Labour Conference in 2007.
In 2010-11, the tools were tested in 4 countries, with National EESE Reports developed and produced in Swaziland, Mongolia, Oman, and Botswana. The toolkit has helped provide employers´ organizations in each country with comprehensive data to use in policy dialogue processes.