1. Managing Small Business Associations

    01 January 2007

    This reader on "Managing Small Business Associations" gives guidance on how to build strong and efficient business associations that respond to the needs of both men and women entrepreneurs. It introduces topics that are essential for existing business associations as well as for entrepreneurs that want to start up a new association.

  2. Managing Small Business Associations

    01 January 2007

    The training enables association leaders and staff to make informed and strategic decisionsthat will strengthen the association and its members' businesses. The ultimate beneficiaries are, therefore, the members of small business associations and similar organizations of small entrepreneurs involved in retailing, processing, manufacturing, trading, etc. The Trainers' Manual specifically addresses the concerns of women in business associations.

  3. Assessing the Enabling Environment for Women in Growth Enterprises: An AfDB/ILO Integrated Framework Assessment Guide

    01 January 2007

    This guide to assess the environment for Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs (GOWEs) has been prepared jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the purpose of identifying critical forms of support that can enable women to grow and expand their enterprises, and in the process to create jobs and income for themselves and others. The guide also aims to highlight critical areas where AfDB, ILO and other development partners can provide assistance and strategic tools to African countries to enable them to promote, nurture and develop women’s entrepreneurship.

  4. Organizing Promotional Events For Women Entrepreneurs: A Guide “Month of the Women Entrepreneur” (MOWE)

    01 January 2007

    The purpose of this guide is to provide organizations with a methodology on how to organize WED celebrations, in particular, MOWE celebrations.

  5. Worker co-operatives and the phenomenon of empresas recuperadas in Argentina: an analysis of their potential for replication

    01 January 2007

    Co-operative College Paper 11

  6. Local Economic Development for Employment Generation, Peace and Security: approaches, tools and good practices in the Philippines

    01 January 2007

    This publication hopes to be a useful resource that will inspire international organizations, development practitioners, government leaders and policymakers both at the national and local levels, business tribunals, and civil society groups.


  1. Social Finance Working Paper #44: Overindebtedness in Germany

    01 December 2006

  2. Business Training for Entrepreneurs in Vietnam: An Evaluation of the Sida-supported Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) project

    01 December 2006

    Sida Evaluation 07/31

  3. The 2006 Reader - Implementing Sustainable Private Sector Development: Striving for Tangible Results for The Poor

    22 September 2006

    Seventh Annual BDS Seminar - Chiang Mai, Thailand, September 2006

  4. Social Finance Working Paper #42: Linking debt relief to microfinance

    01 August 2006

    An issues paper

  5. Stimulating youth entrepreneurship : barriers and incentives to enterprise start-ups by young people

    01 May 2006

    SEED Working Paper No. 76

  6. Social Finance Working Paper #41: Microlending in Germany

    01 April 2006

  7. Support for growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Uganda

    27 January 2006

  8. Let’s organize! : a SYNDICOOP handbook for trade unions and cooperatives about organizing workers in the informal economy

    01 January 2006

    This SYNDICOOP Handbook is designed to help replicate the approach by serving as a resource for trade union and cooperative organizers and trainers. It was finalized by members of the International Steering Committee of the SYNDICOOP Programme, mainly comprising representatives from the International Confederation of Trade Unions (ICFTU now ITUC), the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and ILO together with National Steering Committee members from all four programme countries as well as project staff.

  9. Towards an entrepreneurial culture for the twenty-first century : stimulating entrepreneurial spirit through entrepreneurship education in secondary schools

    01 January 2006

    This book is intendent for all those interested in youth developent as the first step in a long-ter strategy for inforation exchange oninnovatory odels of education delivery at secondary level.

  10. Poverty reduction through small enterprises: Emerging consensus, unresolved issues and ILO activities

    01 January 2006

    SEED Working Paper No. 75

  11. Short overview of the ILO Helpdesk for Business services

    01 January 2006

  12. Direct employment in multinational enterprises : trends and implications

    01 January 2006

    Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 101

  13. Guidelines on the Formation of Self Help Groups for Families of Working Children

    01 January 2006

    These guidelines on the formation of Self Help Groups explain what Self Help Groups are, and how they can be promoted. They give guidance on how to organise the groups, how to set up the administrative procedures and how to decide on the internal regulations.

  14. FAMOS Check Guide and Methods

    01 January 2006

    This FAMOS Guide aims to facilitate business support agencies, financial institutions and government departments to have a fresh look – and a systematic assessment – of the extent to which they target and serve women entrepreneurs, their needs and their potentialities.