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  1. Event

    How global enterprises are responding to the global call for the extension of social protection

    This one hour webinar will shed light on how multinational enterprises (MNEs) can contribute to this global challenge as part of their commitment to socio economic development, addressing social challenges, and the potential benefits for employers, workers and society.

  2. Publication

    The Other-WISE

    01 April 2013

    Improving Productivity in Microenterprises by Reducing Occupational Safety and Health Risks

  3. Publication

    Case Brief #1: Aseguradora Rural

    01 April 2013

    In 2012, Aseguradora Rural registered the first approved health microinsurance product in Guatemala, sold through its partner, a large, trusted bank network. As highighted in Case Brief #1, it has been able to leverage clients´ trust in the bank to grow quickly. Now it is tackling the challenge of ensuring understanding and use of the product on an equally large scale.

  4. Instructional material

    Pathways towards greater impact: improving your MFI's inclusive insurance offering

    01 April 2013

    Microfinance institutions (MFIs) can be one of the most effective distribution channels for delivering inclusive insurance, given their trust-based relationship with emerging consumers and infrastructure to provide financial services. Unfortunately, many MFIs do not offer insurance products and of those that do, nearly half offer standard credit-life products only. This training seeks to guide financial institutions in improving their inclusive insurance offering through an examination of the experiences of MFIs that have successfully evolved their inclusive insurance products, processes and institutional models to improve the value proposition for clients and their own business viability.

  5. Publication

    The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Malawi

    01 April 2013

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 20

  6. Publication

    Resilience in a Downturn: The power of financial cooperatives

    20 March 2013

    This report reviews the performance of financial cooperatives, looking in particular at the aftermath of the 2007-2008 crisis and the continuing long austerity period. It explains why financial cooperatives have proven to be more resilient pointing to the specificities of the cooperative model of enterprise.

  7. News

    Green entrepreneurship on the rise in Kenya

    19 March 2013

    Launched in November 2012 through the ILO-YEF partnership, this annual Business Plan Competition in Kenya attracted 183 entries spread across 4 categories. The overall winner, Michael Odhiambo, came from the green and ecological category. Michael is the head of Takawiri, a community-based organization in Kisumu with 24 members. The company produces paper-based products like envelopes and gift bags from hyacinth; a weed harvested manually from the Lake Victoria.

  8. Turin

    Promoting green jobs policies: employment potential and skill needs in a greener economy

    The overall objective of this course is to provide a conceptual and strategic framework for the promotion of green jobs at the national level, by focusing on the social and employment dimensions of the green economy. Special attention will be given to the assessment of employment potential and the analysis of skill needs, through sectoral, cross-sector and country analysis in view of informing national policy initiatives. Target audience: representatives from Ministries of Labour/Employment and social partners, as well as government officials from other line Ministries (e.g. Environment, Planning, Finance, etc.), national and international development agencies, civil society organisations and academia. Deadline for application: 8 April 2013

  9. Document


    13 March 2013

  10. News

    How to scale-up employment creation and social inclusion in a green economy?

    12 March 2013

    This was the central question of the Inter-Agency Workshop on Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy held on 4 and 5 March in Turin, Italy.