Publications

April 2021

  1. Core training package - Guide One: Governance

    01 April 2021

    A series of "hand-on" guides to building and managing effective employers’ organizations. Governance in Employers’ Organizations: Designing and implementing sound governance practices

March 2021

  1. The role of business in South Africa's transition to democracy

    15 March 2021

    In a climate where the role of business can be perceived with some scepticism, the story of how some key individuals and businesses intervened at critical moments in the South Africa's transition to democracy is often overlooked. In 2019 the ILO and the University of Pretoria's Centre for Mediation in Africa/ Department of Political Sciences embarked on a project to capture this story through video interviews that are now available on a specially hosted website. This is the acompanying report.

  2. Collecting and using wage and productivity data: A guide for Pacific employer and business membership organizations

    09 March 2021

    This guide, produced by the Bureau for Employers’ Activities, examines the prospects for collecting and effectively using data on wages and productivity. It reviews the definitions of these concepts and examines case studies from other employer and business membership organizations on collecting wage and productivity data. It also assesses the opportunities and challenges that these types of organizations face in data collection and use, and it reviews deployment strategies for data collection tools.

February 2021

  1. Onboarding handbook for board members of small employer and business membership organizations

    25 February 2021

    This handbook aims to assist small EBMOs to transition towards more structured and formal onboarding processes for new members of the board or executive committee. Designed for adaptation to individual EBMO structures and intended to become a living document, the handbook contains information about the business of representing business and general best practices for EBMO good governance along with directions for inserting content and application of practical checklists.

January 2021

  1. Overview of ‘Employer and business membership organizations: Leading enterprises in times of the COVID-19 crisis’

    25 January 2021

    Employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) across the globe have been at the forefront of helping the businesses they represent to weather the COVID 19 crisis. EBMOs around the world have stepped up to deliver crucial services and amplify the business voice amid the sheer enormity of the COVID-19 crisis.

  2. Analysis of the activities of employer and business membership organizations in the COVID-19 pandemic and what comes next

    25 January 2021

    Employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) across the globe have been at the forefront of helping the businesses they represent to weather the COVID 19 crisis. EBMOs around the world have stepped up to deliver crucial services and amplify the business voice amid the sheer enormity of the COVID-19 crisis.

  3. Study on facilitating Admission and growth of EU-based start-ups in India and Indian start-ups in the EU: Challenges and Opportunities

    20 January 2021

    The study reflects the growing interest of India-EU in start-ups. It provides an overview of the policy frameworks, incentives and challenges faced by start-ups. It highlights the attractiveness of each market, good practices adopted by countries and provided recommendations on how the entry of start-ups can be supported, particularly from a mobility-perspective.

December 2020

  1. Road map for Development of Policy Framework for the Inclusion of Internal Migrant Workers in India

    07 December 2020

    This report gives a comprehensive overview of internal labour migration in India and provides a roadmap for including migrant workers in the development processes including the policy and programmatic interventions in the country.

November 2020

  1. A global survey of enterprises: Managing the business disruptions of COVID-19

    12 November 2020

    This report provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on enterprises by analysing the results of a global survey carried out during the second quarter of 2020 with over 4,500 enterprises in 45 countries. The report offers the outlook of enterprises in relations to their operational continuity, financial health, workforce status as they felt the effects of the crisis

  2. Driving up Productivity: A quick overview of the Guide for Employers and Business-membership Organizations

    04 November 2020

    This Guide produced by the Bureaux for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) of the ILO provides practical guidance for Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMOs) to help them design and implement specific services to support their members to increase productivity and sustainability. The guide also provides practical advice to EBMOs on how they can reinforce their representative role in order to promote public policies that seek to enhance productivity, which will in turn enhance competitiveness and result in the creation of more and better jobs.