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Publications

2014

  1. Enhancing access to finance

    19 November 2014

    The ILO approach to enhancing finance for small enterprises focuses on building the capacity on both the demand and the supply side (see Figure 1). Financial service providers (FSPs) are strengthened to be able to provide relevant products, and entrepreneurs are capacitated to use those services most effectively. In collaboration with the ILO’s International Training Centre in Turin, the ILO delivers much of the content by training local trainers, which facilitates significant outreach.

  2. Sustainable Enterprises - creating more and better jobs

    03 November 2014

    Developing sustainable enterprises: the ILO approach

  3. SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's)

    10 September 2014

    How SCORE Training can enhance business performance for SME's

  4. SCORE Project Brochure

    10 September 2014

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises

2013

  1. Can better working conditions improve the performance of SMEs? :An international literature review

    23 October 2013

    This study reviews the literature on the link between working conditions, safety and health, skills development and productivity in SMEs, revealing evidence of an association between good workplace practices and various types of positive enterprise-level outcomes, including reduced employee turnover and improved profitability.

  2. Stakeholder Process Facilitator's Guide - Acting in an intercultural context

    11 June 2013

    The ILO has developed the SCORE programme that supports small and medium sized enterprise to grow and create more and better jobs by improving their competitiveness through better quality, productivity and workplace practices. Within the programme, a particular focus has been put on collaboration and communication of enterprises with their internal stakeholders. With this publication the focus will be broadened by bringing to attention the relationships of enterprises with their external stakeholders as well as the relationships among the external stakeholders themselves.

  3. Inter-Agency Workshop on Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy: Assessing Policies and Practices

    15 March 2013

    Many countries are becoming interested in investment and development strategies that stimulate growth in the green economy, whilst simultaneously creating jobs and enhancing social inclusion. Refl ecting this growing trend, the Rio+20 Outcome Document called for sharing and comparing successful experiences. Th is would help distilling good practices and start consolidating a menu of policy options, strategies and tools and to facilitate the integration of relevant approaches into national economic and employment policies.

2012

  1. Working towards sustainable development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy

    12 June 2012

    This joint ILO/UNEP study shows that, if accompanied by the right policy mix, a green economy can also create more and better jobs, lift people out of poverty and promote social inclusion. It also demonstrates that employment and social inclusion must be an integral part of any sustainable development strategy.

  2. Working towards sustainable development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy - Summary

    31 May 2012

    This joint ILO/UNEP study shows that, if accompanied by the right policy mix, a green economy can also create more and better jobs, lift people out of poverty and promote social inclusion. It also demonstrates that employment and social inclusion must be an integral part of any sustainable development strategy.

  3. Case Study - Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises SCORE in Indonesia

    06 February 2012

    Managing Growth through Workplace Cooperation – the case of PT Laksana

  4. Case Study - Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises SCORE in South Africa’s Tourism Sector - Enhancing guest experience

    06 February 2012

    Enhancing guest experience: Gaining customer feedback and using results

  5. Case Study - Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises SCORE in South Africa’s Tourism Sector - Fluid dynamics

    06 February 2012

    Fluid dynamics: Saving money and reducing waste from bottled water

  6. SCORE Mid-term Evaluation

    06 February 2012

2011

  1. Promoting Decent Work in a Green Economy - ILO Background Note

    23 February 2011

    ILO Background Note to Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. UNEP, 2011

  2. Swaziland: the enabling environment for sustainable enterprises: an "EESE" assessment

    13 January 2011

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 10

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