In this regard, Pacific EBMOs have clear and important roles in representing the collective interests of business in relation to labour market issues and on trade and investment, in providing practical assistance and support to member companies, and providing leadership in the private sector in support of social and economic development.
The ILO’s technical cooperation programme aims to promote strong, independent and representative EBMOs in the Pacific. The programme is focused on capacity building in three main areas:
1. adopting a strategic approach to organizational development and management;
2. improving services in order to provide value to existing and potential members; and
3. strengthening the policy influence of EBMOs through data-driven, evidence-based research and advocacy.
Collecting and using wage and productivity data: A guide for Pacific employer and business membership organizations
Onboarding handbook for board members of small employer and business membership organizations
A reference guide to the structure and governance of Employer and Business Membership Organizations
Temporary labour migration: The business community experience
Employer organizations in the governance of TVET and skills systems
How to set up and run a business coalition for youth entrepreneurship: a practical handbook
Pacific Employers’ and Business Membership Organizations (EBMOs) – A central stakeholder in Pacific Labour Mobility