Publications

2021

  1. Sokowatch: A delivery and credit app

    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.

  2. São Paulo Public Procurement in Brazil

    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.

  3. The platform Monentreprise.bj in Bénin

    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.

  4. Assessment of the potential for Cooperative Development in selected Agriculture sectors in Ethiopia

    11 November 2021

  5. “How to” Manage Adaptively in Value Chain Development Projects

    11 November 2021

  6. Diagnosis on informality in targeted intervention areas of the PROSPECTS programme in Uganda

    09 November 2021

    In 2020, the ILO commissioned a study on the informal economy in the forced displacement context in Uganda. The aim of the study was to assess drivers of informality in refugee settlements and host communities in targeted regions of the PROSPECTS programme and identify opportunities to improve working conditions and reduce informality among these target groups.

  7. Rethinking gender-responsive procurement: enabling an ecosystem for women's economic empowerment

    04 November 2021

  8. Event cards ILO at COP26

    02 November 2021

  9. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 22, October 2021

    01 November 2021

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy and partners.

  10. Cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy as vehicles to decent work in the culture and creative sector

    28 October 2021

    Recognizing the important role that the creative economy plays in social and economic progress, the UN General Assembly declared 2021 as the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. The culture and creative sector (CCS), includes music production, movies, theatres and radio broadcasting, with many artists in the sector working in informal and precarious arrangements. With the COVID-19 pandemic, existing vulnerabilities have been further exacerbated, calling for attention to socially innovative organizing and business models in CCS. Social and solidarity economy (SSE) units, including cooperatives, mutuals, associations, foundations and social enterprises, can provide value and principle based services and livelihoods options to CCS workers. In light of the upcoming general discussion on SSE for a human-centred future of work at the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference, this brief highlights how SSE units in the CCS can contribute to advancing rights at work, improving quality of jobs, ensuring access to social protection, and fostering local economic development

  11. Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy Landscape in Asia - Spotlight on Philipines

    28 October 2021

    This 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). This brief is focused on the Philippines.

  12. Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy Landscape in Asia - Spotlight on China

    28 October 2021

    This 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). This brief is focused on China.

  13. An uneven and gender-unequal COVID-19 recovery: Update on gender and employment trends 2021

    26 October 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis caused unprecedented job losses, hitting women the hardest, particularly in middle-income countries. The COVID-19 recovery is proving both uneven and gender-unequal, as women’s employment recovery is lagging behind men’s.

  14. Improved working conditions, productivity and income for formalized women tanners

    26 October 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.

  15. Certification and access to markets as an incentive to formalize

    26 October 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.

  16. Promoting business linkages with small enterprises as an incentive to formalize

    26 October 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.

  17. Putting Gender at the Heart of Business Environment Reform

    25 October 2021

    This report charts some key entryways for better incorporating gender in business environment reform, with a focus both on policies themselves, and the processes for their proper implementation.

  18. Putting Gender at the Heart of Business Environment Reform

    22 October 2021

    This paper charts some key entryways for better incorporating gender in business environment reform, with a focus both on policies themselves, and the processes for their proper implementation.

  19. Women’s Entrepreneurship Self-Check (WE-Check)

    21 October 2021

    An organisational assessment for gender-responsive business development support.

  20. Zimbabwe Green Jobs Assessment Report

    19 October 2021

    This study assess the social, employment and economic impacts of Zimbabwe’s climate policies. Impacts on the labour market, gender, economic growth and emissions are assessed. Renewable energy policies dominate investments notably into hydropower and solar power, resulting in the largest employment gains of all planned policies with a total of around 350,000 by 2035.