Projects on cooperatives and social and solidarity economy

  1. Research Project on "Financial mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems"

    1 April 2018 - 31 December 2019

    Supported by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, this project aims at fostering a better understanding of the global ecosystems, i.e. the relations and interactions between a number of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) stakeholders favouring SSE, and the financial mechanism that supports and consolidate them.

  2. EMPOWER: Building peace through the economic empowerment of women in Northern Sri Lanka

    9 January 2018 - 8 June 2019

    The objective of this project is to increase access to economic empowerment, social integration, resilience and peacebuilding participation for conflict affected women in Mullaitivu, one of the most conflict-affected Northern Districts of Sri Lanka. The project is funded by the UN Peace Building Fund and implemented by the ILO, WFP, and Puthukkudiyiruppu Women Entrepreneurs’ Cooperative Society.

  3. Cooperatives to Strengthen Youth Empowerment and Employment Readiness among Vulnerable, Marginalised and At-Risk Groups

    1 November 2017 - 31 December 2019

    Young people in Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic face specific challenges in accessing the labour market. For those in employment, many are in poor quality and low-paid jobs. The project aims to build institutional capacities to deliver innovative and value-added services with a special focus on employment readiness/foundational skills empowerment, and cooperative development for marginalized and at-risk youth.

  4. Development of a Social Economy Policy in South Africa (Government of Flanders & National Economic Development Department of South Africa)

    1 May 2017 - 30 June 2021

    This project seeks to take advantage of the favourable conditions for developing a social economy policy for South Africa, following the implementation of a range of projects that have enhanced existing knowledge and built a community of actors and agencies committed to growing and developing this sector.

  5. Promotion of Organizations and Mechanisms of Social and Solidarity Economy (‘PROMESS’) in Tunisia

    1 June 2016 - 30 September 2020

    The main objective of this project is the creation of sustainable and decent jobs for young women and men in Tunisia through the promotion of organizations and mechanisms of the social and solidarity economy.

  6. Professional integration of young people in Algeria through a stronger civil society

    17 January 2016 - 17 January 2018

    The A’AMAL project encourages collaboration among local actors, more specifically civil society, for the professional integration of young people in Algeria. The initiative is part of the Youth Employment Support Programme (‘PAJE’), co-financed by the Algerian Government and the European Union. Launched in 2012, PAJE aims to support the reforms and actions taken by the Algerian Government in the implementation of youth-centred policies.

  7. SFP/COOP Joint Research Initiative on “The role of Social and Solidarity Economy and Social finance in sustainable development and the future of work”

    17 December 2015 - 31 December 2019

    The objective of the project is to measure the impact of this approach by comparing the integration of its economic model and its leverage effect on development. Furthermore, considering the processes of change that are transforming the world of work (mainly linked to the increasing globalization of the economy and technological innovation), it is important to reflect on the role of SSE organizations as business and social organization models for the future.

  8. Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED)

    26 May 2010 - 30 June 2016

    The Project contributes to poverty reduction, sustainable job creation and peace building through an improved environment with strengthened governance, effective community-based services and public-private partnership that economically empower vulnerable groups in conflict-affected populations in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.

  9. Cooperative Facility for Africa - CoopAfrica

    1 February 2008 - 31 December 2011

    The Cooperative Facility for Africa - CoopAfrica is a technical cooperation programme of the ILO, under DFID funding. From its office in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), CoopAfrica covers 9 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. CoopAfrica assists cooperatives to improve their governance, efficiency and performance in order to strengthen their capacity to create jobs, access markets, generate income, reduce poverty, provide social protection and give people a voice in society.