Publications

2022

  1. Cooperatives and the World of Work No. 14 - Partnerships between trade unions and the social and solidarity economy to support informal economy workers

    13 May 2022

    This brief documents partnerships between trade unions and the social and the solidarity economy in support of informal economy workers. It is based on a research study that involved a literature review, and an examination of selected partnerships through the development of country case studies in Brazil, Colombia, Kenya and South Africa, and validation of findings with organizations of informal economy workers.

  2. The elimination of child labour and its root causes – the guidance offered by the ILO MNE Declaration

    05 May 2022

  3. Social Protection & Cooperatives Spotlight - Mobilizing social and solidarity economy units towards universal social protection

    29 April 2022

    This ILO Spotlight brief is jointly developed by the Social Protection Department and the Cooperatives Unit in the Enterprises Department. It focuses on mobilizing social and solidarity economy units towards universal social protection. The brief builds on the related section of the Office Report on “Decent work and the social and solidarity economy” prepared for general discussion at the International Labour Conference 110th Session, 2022 (paras 73 et seq.).

  4. Summary of the Report on The contribution of IPAs to achieving SDG 8

    27 April 2022

  5. The contribution of IPAs to achieving SDG 8 - Report of the ILO-WAIPA Survey of Investment Promotion Agencies on inclusive economic growth and decent work

    27 April 2022

  6. Upgrading informal apprenticeships in Jordan's car garages

    25 April 2022

    A vehicle for job quality improvements and productivity gains in micro and small businesses

  7. Ensuring a productivity ecosystem for all

    25 April 2022

    Promoting gender inclusive working conditions on the factory floor for decent work and productivity growth

  8. How market systems development strengthens productivity ecosystems

    25 April 2022

    Improving worker employability and productivity in Peru's forestry sector

  9. Social Finance Brief: Pacífico Seguros

    25 April 2022

    Pacífico Seguros is Peru’s largest insurer in terms of premiums collected and second largest in terms of people insured. In this Social Finance Brief, we explore Pacífico’s expansion to new markets; those of micro, small and medium enterprises.

  10. Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) in fragile contexts

    25 April 2022

    In the wake of conflict or disaster, decent work is often considered as a secondary priority, when it can be the key to resolving many of the drivers of conflict and can be instrumental to restoring peace and resilience. Employment and self-employment enable women and men affected by conflict and disaster to establish sustainable livelihoods; support to the private sector is thus essential to facilitate inclusive recovery. Building on the work carried out by the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) team and the Coordination and Support Unit for Peace and Resilience (CSPR), this publication sets out a series of guidelines for conducting EESE in fragile, conflict-affected, and disaster-prone contexts, considering both the conditions for improving the enabling environment and the process to conduct assessment.

  11. Integrated enterprise and market systems assessment on the refugee and host community livelihoods in Sudan

    21 April 2022

    Integrated enterprise and market systems assessment on the refugee and host community livelihoods in Sudan

  12. Core Skills for the Agro-processing Sector in Ethiopia: Trainee Handbook

    19 April 2022

  13. Core Skills for the Agro-Processing Sector in Ethiopia: Trainer Handbook

    19 April 2022

  14. How market systems development strengthens productivity ecosystems

    14 April 2022

    Improving worker employability and productivity in Peru’s forestry sector

  15. Le BIT dote les structures de soutien aux entreprises d’un outil opérationnel, à travers la formation de 20 formateurs sur " Formalisez Votre Entreprise " (FVE), pour une transition vers le formel au Sénégal.

    01 April 2022

    Le Bureau international du Travail (BIT) a organisé du 21 au 25 mars 2022, un atelier de formation des formateurs sur le module "Formalisez Votre Entreprise". Cette activité, réalisée dans le cadre du projet pour la promotion de l’entrepreneuriat formel et innovant au Sénégal et en Gambie (PROMEFI), a été financée par l’Agence italienne pour la coopération au développement (AICS) et exécutée par le BIT.

  16. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, March/April 2022

    25 March 2022

  17. Social Finance Brief: Segurísimo

    15 March 2022

    Segurísimo is a low-cost insurance product, developed by Seguros Mundial in 2020 and aimed at the vulnerable, rural or traditionally excluded people in Colombia. This brief gives a history of the development and characteristics of this inclusive insurance initiative.

  18. Post Covid-19 EESE assessment of MSME trends and policies in Armenia

    04 March 2022

    Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA), in line with its mandate to contribute to the development of a conducive environment for enterprises in Armenia, has called upon the ILO to assist the organization to assess the follow up analyses of the business environment in the country focusing on two specific topics – taxation system in Armenia, and Export, FDI and FDI-SME linkages.

  19. Post Covid-19 EESE Assessment of MSME trends and policies in Georgia

    25 February 2022

    The ILO commissioned a follow-up study in 2021, based on the findings of the 2016 ILO EESE assessment report, delving further into some of the priority areas identified in this first report.

  20. A self-assessment tool for enterprises based on the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration)

    21 February 2022