Events and meetings

August 2022

  1. Webinar series on "Navigating shocks and crises: A framework for small firms in developing countries"

    29 August - 5 September 2022

    The ILO, supported by McKinsey & Company, recently published a comprehensive framework of policy options to help small firms in developing countries to confront shocks. This webinar series is based on the findings of the report, and focuses on the Caribbean, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. It aims to discuss key challenges that shocks pose, and a range of policy options for governments and stakeholders to support small firms during such conditions.

July 2022

  1. Boosting Social Enterprise Development in Malaysia

    19 July 2022

  2. Financing development: Navigating the landscape of financial instruments and mechanisms

    5 July - 6 August 2022

    Achieving the ambitious 2030 Agenda requires scaling up domestic and global resources. It also demands a shift from funding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to a wider financing approach through a blend of public, private, domestic and international resources.

June 2022

  1. Green Construction: Building the future with sustainable jobs

    20 June - 8 July 2022

    The course will provide participants with the key elements of a conceptual framework for the promotion of more and better jobs for inclusive green growth in the building construction sector. They will acquire both the tools and the technical knowledge to be able to initiate and implement change processes at institutional and policy level.

  2. Youth and Climate Academy: Engaging in Climate Action for a Just Transition

    6 - 17 June 2022

    The Academy allows participants to understand the main transversal themes related to the global context of climate change and the critical concepts associated with a just transition to a greener economy.

  3. The ILO and Stockholm+50

    2 - 3 June 2022

    Stockholm+50 is an international meeting convened by the United Nations General Assembly to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from 2-3 June 2022. Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action. The ILO will participate in this important event to drive the implementation of a just transition and the creation of decent work for a green economy.

May 2022

  1. Digital wages for decent work in Mexico: findings and opportunities

    11 May 2022

    On May 11, 2022, 24 representatives of government institutions, workers' and employers' organizations, financial service and digital payments providers analysed the findings of a rapid assessment of digital wages for decent work in Mexico, in the food and beverage, coffee and retail trade sectors. The meeting was hosted by ILO’s Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work and the ILO Country Office for Mexico and Cuba.

April 2022

  1. Digitalization for Development: Where is small business?

    29 April 2022

    A panel discussion during the eCommerce Week 2022: Data and Digitalization for Development

  2. Digital wages for decent work in Peru

    28 April 2022

    On April 28, 2022, 25 representatives from government entities, workers' and employers' organizations, and digital payment and financial service providers discussed the findings of a rapid assessment on digital wages for decent work in the sectors of agribusiness and gastronomy of Peru. This meeting was organized by the ILO’s Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work and the ILO Country Office for the Andean Countries.

March 2022

  1. Promoting workers’ well-being and sustainable enterprises through digital wage payments: Experiences from the garment industry in Jordan and Egypt

    23 March 2022

    The ILO's Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work, the Better Than Cash Alliance, Better Work and BSR organized an online event on 23 March, "Promoting workers’ well-being and sustainable enterprises through digital wage payments: Experiences from the garment industry in Jordan and Egypt".

  2. IWD Webinar: Unlocking potential of women entrepreneurs: Provision of gender inclusive financial and business development services

    8 March 2022

    The webinar, organized by the ILO’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme and the “Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19” Project, discussed the key role of financial and business development service providers in unlocking women entrepreneurs’ potential.

February 2022

  1. Responsible digital wage payments

    22 February 2022

    The Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work and the Better Than Cash Alliance organized a side session during the "2022 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector".

  2. Ensuring a responsible transition towards digital wages in Cambodia

    16 February 2022

    The ILO's Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work, Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia organized an online launch event on ensuring a responsible transition towards digital wages in Cambodia on 16 February 2022.

  3. Financial key performance indicators for inclusive insurance

    14 - 17 February 2022

    The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility and the Financial Services Institute (linked to the Financial Regulatory Authority of Egypt) will organize the training Financial key performance indicators for inclusive insurance from 14 to 17 February via Zoom. The language of instruction is English. The course is offered with support from the German Corporation for International Cooperation.

January 2022

  1. Visit of Tanzanian delegation of ministries and insurance industry officials to Uganda

    31 January - 4 February 2022

    From 31 January to 4 February, Social Finance facilitated a “study tour” of Tanzanian delegates to Uganda. The study tour helped participants learn from interactions with Ugandan ministries, the central bank, the regulatory authority and different insurance companies.

December 2021

  1. Just Transition Forum 2021: Energy and jobs to power the future

    13 - 17 December 2021

    The most influential specialists, policy makers, employers and workers representatives gather to discuss how to optimize the impacts of energy efficiency measures on labour markets.

  2. Webinar - "What are we learning from results-based approaches to financing employment outcomes?"

    9 December 2021

    On 9 December 2021, the ILO’s Social Finance Programme organized the webinar “What are we learning from results-based approaches to financing employment outcomes?”.

  3. Género y Emprendimiento (GET Ahead) – Experiencias de Latinoamérica

    7 December 2021

  4. Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Global Tracer Study 2016–2020

    2 December 2021

    On December 3, the ILO’s Global SIYB team organized a webinar to launch the recently published 2016-2020 SIYB Global Tracer Study. The event promoted an engaging discussion about SIYB’s outreach, trends and what works for business management training programs.

November 2021

  1. The financial sector’s leveraging power towards a just transition

    30 November 2021

    The ILO’s Social Finance Programme organized a session during the 2021 Building Bridges week, focussing on the financial sector's leveraging power towards a just transition.