1. The ILO’s provision of technical assistance to promote an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises

    27 September 2022

    This publication outlines the technical assistance activities carried out by the ILO to help Member States to achieve an enabling business environment that is conducive to the development of sustainable enterprises. The Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) work supports ILO constituents’ efforts to conduct assessments aimed at identifying barriers and develop action plans to favor the creation of sustainable enterprises and decent jobs.

  2. Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 September 2022

    The social and solidarity economy (SSE) is a dynamic force for change that is key to realizing the paradigm shift called for in the 2030 Agenda. This Position Paper of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) examines the contribution of the SSE to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), identifies policy and legal reforms that can foster an institutional environment conducive to SSE, and calls attention to the need for advocacy and policy innovation at multiple levels of governance – local, regional, national and international.

  3. Helping young entrepreneurs to formalize their businesses in Nigeria

    26 September 2022

    Insights from a business formalization coach

  4. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Sept/Oct 2022

    26 September 2022

  5. Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2022

    22 September 2022

    This new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) provides the latest estimates of renewable energy employment globally.

  6. Social and solidarity economy: Social innovation catalyst in Africa?

    19 September 2022

    The report illustrates and characterizes the social innovation processes carried out by Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations (SSEOs) in five African countries (South Africa, Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia). By analysing practical cases of social innovation, it explores the extent to which SSEOs contribute to generating social innovation in Africa for a more sustainable and inclusive local development, as well as the creation and promotion of decent work for all. The report highlights internal and external factors impacting SSEOs in their social innovation process and it presents a set of policy recommendations to unlock the potential of SSEOs as catalyser of social innovation in African.

  7. Social Finance Brief: Pacífico Seguros

    15 September 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 "Protected Business", an insurance product designed by Pacífico to cover the main risks faced by SMEs in Peru: theft, fire, earthquakes and civil liability against third parties.

  8. Market Systems Approach for Decent Work in Ukraine - Sector Selection Report. Prioritising the pathway for vulnerable workers in economic reconstruction

    12 September 2022

  9. Reference to the MNE Declaration since 2017

    02 September 2022

  10. Guidelines for shaping employment policies that support a green recovery and a just transition

    30 August 2022

    Theses Guidelines assist ILO constituents and supporting technical specialists to design and implement employment policies that enhance a green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and also contribute to a just transition over the long term

  11. Social Finance Brief: Insurance for MSMEs in Mexico

    16 August 2022

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility has been collaborating with the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions to build inclusive insurance markets for excluded persons and for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. This brief identifies strategies to overcome barriers to insurance for MSMEs, based on the experiences of seven companies in Latin America.

  12. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, July/August 2022

    27 July 2022

  13. Annual Report 2021

    21 July 2022

    The Annual Report 2021 highlights the achievements of the Social Finance Programme over the past year. The report covers developments in Social Finance's three streams of work: financial inclusion, impact insurance and sustainable investing.

  14. A market systems approach to skills development

    18 July 2022

    A joint think piece by the ILO SKILLS Branch and SME unit

  15. Guide to Gender-Sensitive Approaches to Value Chain Development

    14 July 2022

    The Guide to Gender-Sensitive Approaches to Value Chain Development provides practical advice, recommendations and good practices to programmes seeking to adopt a more gender-sensitive approach to value chain development

  16. Report on the expert advice service and web site March 2022

    30 June 2022

  17. Guide to Recommendation No.189 on Job Creation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

    27 June 2022

    This Guide to the Recommendation No. 189 provides key elements to support the implementation of policies and strategies to promote decent and sustainable job creation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

  18. Digital transition, technological change and productive development policies in LAC: challenges and opportunities

    21 June 2022

  19. SCORE Training catalogue

    17 June 2022

    SCORE Training helps SMEs to achieve better working conditions and productivity through its wide variety of modules and stands as an aid to compliance.

  20. References made to the MNE Declaration in International Framework Agreements

    08 June 2022