Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) resources

  1. Webinar

    Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Global Tracer Study 2016–2020

    On December 3, the ILO’s Global SIYB team organized a webinar to launch the recently published 2016-2020 SIYB Global Tracer Study. The event promoted an engaging discussion about SIYB’s outreach, trends and what works for business management training programs.

  2. Publication

    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.

  3. Global highlights

    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.

  4. Guide

    Promoting sustainable entrepreneurship through business incubators, accelerators and innovation hubs

    23 September 2021

    A guide for policymakers and practitioners on the work done by innovation organizations

  5. Publication

    Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Analysis in Montenegro

    17 June 2021

  6. Event

    What works for sustainability in entrepreneurship training delivery?

  7. Guide

    What works for sustainability in entrepreneurship training delivery?

    31 March 2021

    A guide for practitioners based on lessons from ILO’s SIYB programme

  8. Organizational description

    The SIYB team

    03 January 2021

  9. Organizational description

    The Refugee Livelihoods Team

    03 January 2021

  10. Webinar

    SIYB goes digital: introducing e-SIYB

    29 October 2020

    MSMEs account for the largest share of employment globally and are hardest hit by the economic effects of COVID-19. To support MSME survival and recovery, the Global SIYB Team and the ILO International Training Center, with the generous support of 17 Country Offices and projects, developed e-SIYB: a set of online tools designed to facilitate delivery of SIYB trainings during the pandemic.