1. Nepal and Pakistan - Micro-finance and microenterprise development: Their contribution to the economic empowerment of women

    01 March 2005

    SEED Working Paper No. 69

  2. Guidelines for cooperative legislation, second revised edition

    01 February 2005

    Provides guidance on how to draft a cooperative law.

  3. Being "Real" about Youth Entrepreneurship in Eastern and Southern Africa: Implications for Adults, Institutions and Sector Structures, Series on Youth and Entrepreneurship

    01 January 2005

    SEED Working Paper No. 72

  4. Women entrepreneurs in Pakistan : how to improve their bargaining power

    01 January 2005

  5. The other India at work : job quality in micro and small enterprise clusters

    01 January 2005

  6. Improve Your Exhibiting Skills: A Training Guide(IYES)

    01 January 2005

    IYES is intended to enhance women's capacity to access and participate in trade fairs, in part through the organization of women-only trade fairs, as well as through their participation in regular shows and events.

  7. Social Auditing in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey Results from survey and case study research

    01 January 2005

    From a developmental perspective, this project is intended to contribute to the debate about the roles and responsibilities of governments, businesses and their organizations and worker organizations vis-à-vis the implementation of international labour standards. The immediate objective of the project is to increase knowledge of social auditing and certification systems, in order to identify possible areas of involvement and aid the policy debate of both the ILO/EU and their constituents.

  8. Do foreign-owned firms pay more? Evidence from the Indonesian manufacturing sector 1990-99

    01 January 2005

    Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 98

  9. Foreign direct investment spillovers, absorptive capacities and human capital development: Evidence from Argentina.Working Paper No. 96

    01 January 2005

    This paper has been prepared within the framework of a research project on analysing the employment effects of multinational enterprises (MNEs), coordinated and edited by Ann Harrison of the University of Berkeley and Kee Beom Kim of the Multinational Enterprises Programme of the ILO. In this paper Rajneesh Narula and Anabel Marin address an important policy question: Do foreign firms really transfer technology to domestic enterprises? This is a critical question from a policy perspective since many governments attract multinational enterprises through generous tax holidays and other benefits on the assumption that they do, in fact, transfer technology to domestic enterprises.

  10. Economic and social effects of export processing zones in Costa Rica - Working Paper No. 97

    01 January 2005

    In this paper, Mauricio Jenkins analyses the economic and social impacts of export processing zones (EPZs) in Costa Rica and tests for backward linkages from firms in these zones to the local economy. Such a country case study of EPZs is particularly interesting and useful as many developing countries have encouraged EPZs as a tool to reap some of the benefits associated with globalization.


  1. Labour and Employment Issues in Foreign Direct Investment: Public Support Conditionalities

    01 November 2004

    Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 95

  2. Job quality in micro and small enterprises in Ghana: field research results

    01 October 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 68 - Series on Job Quality in Micro and Small Enterprise Development

  3. The 2004 Reader - Developing Markets for Business Development Services: Pioneering Systemic Approaches

    22 September 2004

    Fifth Annual BDS Seminar - Chiang Mai, Thailand, September 2004

  4. Social marketing for better job quality in micro and small enterprises in Ghana

    20 September 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 65

  5. Synergies through linkages : who benefits from linking finance and business development services?

    15 September 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 64

  6. Organizing in South Africa’s Informal Economy: An Overview of Four Sectoral Case Studies

    10 September 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 60 - Series on Representation and Organization Building

  7. MSE Radio Programme Listener Survey

    01 September 2004

    Carried out by FIT-SEMA

  8. Productivity in cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises: ownership and participation - Make a difference

    01 September 2004

    This volume has been prepared as a background paper for the ILO's World employment Report 2004: Employment, productivity and poverty reduction. It examines how the ownership structure and the active participation of workers and members in cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises impact on the productivity of such enterprises.

  9. Commercially sustainable BDS to poor customers - The case of Sri Lanka

    01 August 2004

  10. Commercially Sustainable BDS to Poor Customers

    01 August 2004