Publications and tools on cooperatives
Cooperatives and the World of Work No. 15 - Partnerships between trade unions and the social and solidarity economy to support informal economy workers
13 May 2022
This brief documents partnerships between trade unions and the social and the solidarity economy in support of informal economy workers. It is based on a research study that involved a literature review, and an examination of selected partnerships through the development of country case studies in Brazil, Colombia, Kenya and South Africa, and validation of findings with organizations of informal economy workers.
Social Protection & Cooperatives Spotlight - Mobilizing social and solidarity economy units towards universal social protection
29 April 2022
This ILO Spotlight brief is jointly developed by the Social Protection Department and the Cooperatives Unit in the Enterprises Department. It focuses on mobilizing social and solidarity economy units towards universal social protection. The brief builds on the related section of the Office Report on “Decent work and the social and solidarity economy” prepared for general discussion at the International Labour Conference 110th Session, 2022 (paras 73 et seq.).
Integrated enterprise and market systems assessment on the refugee and host community livelihoods in Sudan
20 April 2022
This report details the findings of market assessments conducted on the groundnut and sesame value chains in East Darfur and West Kordofan.
South Africa’s social and solidarity economy: Alignment of the policy with national, regional and international frameworks
31 March 2022
South Africa’s social and solidarity economy: An evaluation of the policy development process
31 March 2022
South Africa’s social and solidarity economy: A study of its characteristics and conditions
28 March 2022
Strengthening women's economic empowerment and access to Decent Work in Sri Lanka's Northern province
01 March 2022
At the core of women's economic empowerment is access and agency; while access to skills, resources, services, and market opportunities is one aspect of advancement, the other, agency is about the power of decision-making. This document provides a snapshot of different approaches implemented by LEED+ towards achieving the above.
Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia
24 January 2022
This brochure provides an overview of the second phase of the project “Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia” which aims to enhance the understanding on the SSE in Asia and the Pacific region and provide technical support to countries to develop SSE policies and/or mainstream SSE in their policies and programmes. The first phase ended in June 2021, and the second phase has been launched in 2022.
Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy Landscape in Asia Towards an Enabling Policy Environment
20 January 2022
This conclusion 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).