ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. News

    The 2017 edition of the ITC ILO Gender Academy includes an elective and a master course touching upon cooperatives

    27 November 2017

  2. News

    ILO participation in the ICA Global Conference on “Cooperatives: Putting People at the Centre of Development”

    24 November 2017

    Two ILO representatives participated in the Global Conference of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14-16 November 2017.

  3. News

    COPAC highlights progress on improved cooperative statistics at ICA Global Conference

    23 November 2017

  4. Cooperatives

    Myanmar: ILO pilots self-learning approach to promote the cooperative business model

    15 November 2017

    ILO conducted the first Myanmar pilot of the Think.Coop training module on cooperative business, where over 40 participants from trade unions, including farmers, were provided with a basic introduction to cooperation and collective action.

  5. Decent work

    How decent work can transform cotton production

    03 November 2017

    South-South Project uses good practices in Brazil to promote decent work in cotton production in African and Latin American countries.

  6. Our impact, Their voices

    Free from debt and bonded labour in Sri Lanka’s fisheries

    01 November 2017

    ILO's project helps free fishermen from debt bondage and supports livelihoods.

  7. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Rokin Labour Banks: Financial cooperatives for workers in Japan

    31 October 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Mr Toshihiro Akahori, Deputy General Manager, Planning and International Department of National Association of Labour Banks (NALB) in Japan. Prior to joining NALB in 2015, he worked at Shizuoka Rokin Labour Bank in Shizuoka Prefecture from 1997 to 2015.

  8. News

    National gathering of cooperation in Japan toward sustainable future

    27 October 2017

    Japan’s National Gathering of Cooperation brought together close to 1000 participants to share good practices of cooperation toward building a sustainable society.

  9. Publication

    Public policies for social and solidarity economy: Assessing progress in seven countries

    13 October 2017

    This particular study is a comparative analysis of seven ILO case studies. In the first part, an overview of the public policies for social and solidarity economy in Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, the Philippines, South Africa, the Republic of Korea and Italy is presented. The second part offers a comparative perspective of public policy for social and solidarity economy in terms of key instruments, achievements and limitations. Different pathways are identified and four specific challenges related to state capacity, policy coherence, participation and sustainability are examined.

  10. Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives

    Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Japan

    06 October 2017

    Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives is a series produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) as part of a larger initiative to increase understanding of the ways in which countries around the world are producing and using statistics on cooperatives. Currently reliable and comparable statistics on cooperatives are missing in most countries of the world. These statistics are essential to measure the impact of cooperatives on their members and the economy as a whole.