1. How market systems development strengthens productivity ecosystems

    14 April 2022

    Improving worker employability and productivity in Peru’s forestry sector

  2. The ILO is providing support to business development structures in Senegal to facilitate the transition to formality through the training programme "Formalize Your Business" (FYB).

    01 April 2022

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) organized a training workshop for trainers on the module "Formalize Your Business" from 21 to 25 March 2022. This activity, carried out within the framework of the project for the promotion of formal and innovative entrepreneurship in Senegal and Gambia (PROMEFI), was financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and executed by the ILO.

  3. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, March/April 2022

    25 March 2022

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Can a private-sector model train SMEs in the long-run? Lessons from SCORE Training in Myanmar for inspiration

    24 February 2022

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

    21 February 2022

  9. When OSH is Good for Business

    17 February 2022

    A Guidance Note on Using Market Systems Development to Advance Occupational Safety and Health among MSMEs

  10. The national strategy for the Jordanian cooperative movement 2021–2025

    09 February 2022

  11. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, January/February 2022

    28 January 2022

  12. A double transition: formalization and the shift to environmental sustainability with decent work

    27 January 2022

  13. Trainer's Guide: Formalize Your Business in the Gambia

    18 January 2022

  14. Learner’s Handbook: Formalize Your Business in the Gambia

    18 January 2022

  15. A comparative analysis from the EESE programme in Zambia, Honduras, Montenegro, Sierra Leone and Mozambique: key findings and lessons learned

    14 January 2022

    The five case studies look back on the EESE process in specific countries to document how the assessment was conducted, which stakeholders were involved, what recommendations and action plans were issued as a result of the assessment, and how these were taken up by local partners to lead to reforms and, ultimately, improved enabling environment, enterprise development and job creation. These five case studies are input into the preparation of the present comparative study which aims at collecting the key findings from the country-level case studies and identifying common lessons learned and success factors, which should provide evidence for revision of the programme. The main research questions addressed by this report are: can EESE methodology drive change in a sustainable way, what are the key success factors, what are the main opportunities for programme to grow and evolve.

  16. Social Finance Brief: UGAFODE’s journey in serving refugees and host communities, in Uganda

    14 January 2022

    In this brief, focussing on “Making Finance Work for Refugees”, Social Finance documents the experience of UGAFODE in Uganda. UGAFODE aims to transform the economic and social lives of Ugandans through inclusive financial services. This Brief covers UGAFODE's experience in expanding their services to refugees.


  1. The state of covered horticulture in Lebanon

    23 December 2021

    Results of a baseline survey of 200 covered horticulture farmers, 100 horticulture workers and 20 wholesalers in Akkar and Baalbeck-Hermel

  2. SCORE Programme Brief

    21 December 2021

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.