News on Social and Solidarity Economy

April 2022

  1. Confirming the values, principles and activities of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in South Africa

    01 April 2022

    Research into the social and solidarity economy in South Africa has highlighted the diverse scope of work done by these units in the country’s poorest districts.

March 2022

  1. Benchmarking the social and solidarity economy policy process in South Africa against international good practice

    31 March 2022

    The development of a social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy in South Africa was initiated in 2017, with the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding between the ILO, the then Economic Development Department (now Department of Trade Industry and Competition), and the Government of Flanders.

  2. ILO COOP and ICA Brussels teams exchange on priority work areas and potential collaboration

    31 March 2022

    On 16 March 2022, staff members from the Cooperatives Unit of the ILO (ILO COOP) and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Headquarters in Brussels held a meeting in Geneva to exchange on priority areas of work and potential collaboration.

  3. The ILO shares its knowledge on financing the social and solidarity economy (SSE) with its Constituents in Iran

    31 March 2022

    The ILO COOP manager sent a video message for the 4th edition of the international webinar on cooperative experiences organized by the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare on March 8, 2022.

  4. EU action plan on social economy is launched with references to the work of the ILO and the UNTFSSE

    31 March 2022

    On 9 December 2021, after a process of consultation with citizens and stakeholders, the European Commission (EC) published the Social Economy Action Plan « Building an economy that works for people: an action plan for the social economy”.

  5. Call for a national consultant to evaluate and make recommendations on the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives in Costa Rica

    30 March 2022

  6. The ILO and the UNTFSSE participated in Pact for Impact’s event on Social and Solidarity Economy

    28 March 2022

    The Chair of the UNTFSSE and the ILO’s Enterprises Department Director, Mr Vic van Vuuren, spoke at the Pact for Impact event “For an International Recognition of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)” on 4th March 2022.

  7. South African government goes live with its website on the Social and Solidarity Economy Policy process

    28 March 2022

    The website features the work that was undertaken in developing the social and solidarity economy policy in the country between 2017-2021, with support from the ILO.

  8. Final evaluation of the Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia Project

    18 March 2022

    The final evaluation report summarizes key findings, conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations from the “Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia” project.

  9. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    02 March 2022

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy.