ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. News

    Member of COPAC Technical Working Group on statistics of cooperatives meets with the Philippines Statistics Authority

    29 September 2017

  4. Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives

    Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Islamic Republic of Iran

    28 September 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.

  5. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Rah-e-Roshd: The first cooperative school working to advance inclusive and quality education in Iran

    28 September 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 Ms Anahita Eslahpazir, a founding member and the Chief Executive Officer of Rah-e-Roshd Cooperative.

  6. Article

    African cooperative leaders share their observations on the 2017 ILO/JCCU study tour in Japan

    28 September 2017

    The 8th edition of the ILO/Japanese Consumers' Cooperative Union (JCCU) Study Tour for African Cooperative Leaders took place in Japan from 29 August to 6 September 2017 with participants from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Swaziland and representatives from ICA Africa and ILO COOP Unit. ILO COOP interviewed the participants on their observations of the study tour and the next steps they would like to take in applying these observations. The managers of ILO-Tokyo, ILO COOP and JCCU also share their reflections on the study tour.

  7. News

    Improving livelihoods through cooperatives - ILO LEED project in Northern Sri Lanka

    27 September 2017

  8. News

    Emerging cooperative responses to gig economy in Asia

    27 September 2017

  9. News

    African cooperative leaders explore the diverse businesses of Japanese cooperatives

    21 September 2017

    From 29 August to 6 September, The 8th ILO/JCCU study tour was organized in Tokyo and Shizuoka, Japan. This year four participants from Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Swaziland and representatives of ICA Africa and ILO COOP Unit joined the tour to explore the Japanese cooperatives’ activities across a range of sectors.

  10. News

    ILO pilots an orientation tool on cooperation in Cambodia

    19 September 2017