Publications

2021

  1. SCORE Programme Brief

    21 December 2021

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises programme at a glance - Phase IV

  2. Review of the EESE Action Plans for Moldova in the context of the COVID-19 crisis (in English)

    17 December 2021

    The goal of this Report is to complete the action plans taking into consideration the newly created context.

  3. Social Finance Brief: Seguros Futuro

    16 December 2021

    Seguros Futuro is the only cooperative insurer in El Salvador. First created in 1994, Seguros Futuro’s mission is to provide protection for Salvadoran families that do not have access to insurance. In this brief, we cover the growth of Seguros Futuro and its new parametric insurance product.

  4. A framework to support small firms in developing countries navigate crises and build resilience

    10 December 2021

    This wide-ranging report addresses head-on some of the key challenges that shocks pose to small firms in developing countries and outlines a range of policy options that can help support small firms during such conditions. It also presents concrete and numerous examples of measures which are derived from previous shocks and from the COVID-19 shock.

  5. Small goes digital

    09 December 2021

    How digitalization can bring about productive growth for micro and small enterprises

  6. Promoting decent work by digitizing wages responsibly in Jordan

    01 December 2021

  7. La formalisation des micro et petites entreprises

    01 December 2021

  8. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    30 November 2021

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives by the ILO and partners.

  9. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, November/December 2021

    30 November 2021

  10. Expanding entrepreneurship: 23 million and counting - Start and Improve Your Business Global Tracer Study 2016-2020

    29 November 2021

    Every 5 years the ILO’s Global SIYB team publishes the Global Tracer Study to analyse the outreach of the SIYB programme. SIYB has a long track record of promoting development of micro and small enterprises as a strategy for creating more and better employment for both women and men. The programme was created in the 1980s and has since been implemented in more than 100 countries. This year we are launching the 2016-2020 Global Tracer Study, providing quantitative and qualitative data on the implementation of the programme between 2016 and 2020.

  11. An ILO initiative on advancing the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives

    29 November 2021

    The ‘Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives’ were adopted at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in October 2018, which were then approved by the Governing Body of the ILO in March 2019. The guidelines are a first step toward an international norm on statistics of cooperatives. This initiative envisages the evaluation of the information on the methods of collecting, organizing and analyzing statistical data on cooperatives in the light of the guidelines in five countries.

  12. Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy Landscape in Asia - Setting the scene

    29 November 2021

    This introductory brief is part of the series “Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy Landscape in Asia” that presents the SSE landscape for six countries in Asia, policy challenges and preliminary pathways for strengthening SSE in the region. The research is part of the ILO project “Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Policy in Asia,” implemented in partnership with the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA) and supported by the Korean Ministry of Employment and Labour (MOEL).

  13. Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems: The case of the Republic of Korea

    25 November 2021

    This paper is organised into four sections. The first section describes the social and solidarity economy (SSE) ecosystem in the Republic of Korea, with a focus on its roots and drivers, the main actors and stakeholders involved and the policy framework that regulates it. The second section examines the main financial mechanisms available to SSE organisations in the country, analysing their features and providing specific examples. The third section looks at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, both in terms of its effects on SSE organisations and the potential role of the SSE in recovery efforts.

  14. SIYB Update 2021

    25 November 2021

    We are glad to share the 2021 SIYB Update. This year's publication showcases recent SIYB-related activities in 47 different countries plus information on the global SIYB highlights.

  15. Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems: The case of Quebec

    25 November 2021

    This case study examines the financial mechanisms that support the social economy in Quebec, Canada. Quebec’s innovative social economy ecosystem is rooted in strong associative and cooperative traditions, well developed networks, and strong partnerships between the social economy and government.

  16. Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems: The case of Morocco

    25 November 2021

    In this paper, the main aspects related to the Moroccan SSE ecosystem, its main protagonists and the public policies that frame it are explored. Also, the means of financing available within the SSE framework in Morocco are analysed. Finally, the issue of the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on the SSE sector in the Moroccan context are explored.

  17. Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems: The case of Italy

    25 November 2021

    This study presents an analysis of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Italy and of the financial mechanisms available to Italian SSE organisations to fund their operations and investments. The analysis is based on the latest available data and research and seeks to present an up to date snapshot of the Italian SSE ecosystem in all of its various components, focusing in particular on the issue of finance for the SSE.

  18. Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems: The case of Ecuador

    24 November 2021

    This paper analyses the Ecuadorean SSE ecosystem, the main effects of the COVID-19 crisis and the role that the SSE may play in post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts. The final section presents the conclusions and recommendations to support and develop the sector, focusing on the policies necessary to promote a dynamic and consolidated SSE. Based on different values compared with those of conventional systems, the SSE represents one of the most promising alternatives not only for the development of the country but also for the creation of a model that promotes greater equality.

  19. MicroMentor: The social platform

    12 November 2021

    This document is part of a series of case studies by the Enterprises Department of the ILO. Each case study presents one or several approaches that contribute to enterprise formalization across the world.

  20. The Kiva online platform

    12 November 2021

    This document is part of a series of case studies by the Enterprises Department of the ILO. Each case study presents one or several approaches that contribute to enterprise formalization across the world.