Publications

2018

  1. Social Finance Working Paper #75: Innovative finance - putting your money to (decent) work

    14 December 2018

    Social Finance has been working since late 2017 towards exploring further potential to engage with innovative finance stakeholders with the goal to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and, in particular, the goal of decent work and economic growth. This paper introduces the concept of innovative finance and outlines some initial thoughts on the potential role and contribution of the ILO.

  2. Improving Workplace Compliance in China

    12 December 2018

  3. Can we create better jobs in Africa's booming construction sector ? Looking to market systems analysis to point us in the right direction

    06 December 2018

  4. Can we create better jobs in Africa's booming construction sector ? Looking to market systems analysis to point us in the right direction

    06 December 2018

  5. Case Brief #12: Equity Insurance Agency

    03 December 2018

    Equity Insurance Agency (EIA) is a subsidiary of the Equity Group, a large financial services conglomerate headquartered in Nairobi with over 12 million customers in 6 countries. The insurance agency was established with the objective of addressing the insurance needs of Kenyans across a wide range of income levels. The agency partners with insurance companies to offer a wide range of insurance products through a bancassurance model.

  6. The Impact of Social Dialogue and Collective Bargaining on Working Conditions in SMEs: A Literature Review

    28 November 2018

  7. Market Systems Analysis for Syrian Refugees in Egypt

    12 November 2018

  8. Market Systems Analysis for Syrian Refugees in Egypt

    12 November 2018

  9. SIYB Update 2018

    19 October 2018

  10. SIYB Update 2018

    19 October 2018

  11. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 2

    16 October 2018

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on SDG 10 - ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture.

  12. Decent work, a recipe for growth

    15 October 2018

    Inspecting the restaurants and catering value chains of Mozambique to empower women through skills development and SME growth

  13. Decent work, a recipe for growth

    15 October 2018

  14. Building decent work for all

    15 October 2018

    Digging in the construction value chain of Mozambique to build more green enterprises and empower women through job creation

  15. Building decent work for all

    15 October 2018

  16. Decent work, a tough nut to crack?

    15 October 2018

    Considering the cashew processing sector as a productive way to empower women and to foster SME growth in Mozambique

  17. Decent work, a tough nut to crack?

    15 October 2018

  18. Case study: Colombia investment, export promotion and workers’ rights

    08 October 2018

    This case study evaluates the policies and practices that the Colombian government has initiated in order to attract investment, and promote exports based on improved respect for workers’ rights. It seeks to assess to what extent the Colombian Policy for attracting foreign investment and promoting exports has had a positive impact on workers’ rights, productive employment, and equitable work.

  19. Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Australia

    08 October 2018

    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.

  20. Factors affecting technology spillovers from Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) in backward linkages in the Turkish manufacturing sector: lessons for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs)

    08 October 2018

    The objective of these studies is to stimulate It is widely accepted by developing countries that technology and knowledge can spill over from Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) to local firms. However, this outcome is not automatic; a broad range of factors affect the existence of such spillovers. This study examines the MNE-related factors which might affect technology spillover channels and the spillover potential for local subsidiaries, particularly in backward linkages, within the specific context of the Turkish manufacturing sector. The evidence suggests that not all MNEs have the same spillover potential and different characteristics of the MNEs affect the spillover channels differently. This implies that a “one-size-fits-all” approach to increase technology spillover benefits of MNEs is sub-optimal and a customized approach is required.