1. A Rough Guide to Value Chain Development

    05 May 2015

    How to create employment and improve working conditions in targeted sectors

  2. Women's Entrepreneurship Development in Uganda: Insights and Recommendations

    13 April 2015

  3. Women's Entrepreneurship Development in Tanzania: Insights and Recommendations

    13 April 2015

  4. Short-term impact of the startUP&go entrepreneurship education programme in South Africa

    12 February 2015

    StartUPgo impact assessment report 2014


  1. Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Development interventions on Women Entrepreneurs

    16 December 2014

    The present issue brief provides a synthesis of impact findings and identifies interventions which seem to have worked more effectively.

  2. Enterprise Development through Value Chains and Business Services Markets: A Market Development approach to pro-poor growth

    11 November 2014

    Information about this job distance learning course for project implementers and policy makers.

  3. An enabling environment for sustainable enterprises

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to creating an enabling environment - Sustainable Enterprises

  4. Value Chain Development for more and better jobs

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to value chain development - Sustainable Enterprises

  5. Entrepreneurship and SME Management Training

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to training for entrepreneurs - Sustainable Enterprises

  6. Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to Women’s Entrepreneurship Development - Sustainable Enterprises

  7. Fostering Future Entrepreneurs

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to entrepreneurship education - Sustainable Enterprises

  8. Assessment of the business service and training market in Myanmar

    31 October 2014

    Assessment of the business services market for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Myanmar

  9. Assessment of the business service and training market in Myanmar

    31 October 2014

    This paper reflects the findings of the assessment and provides recommendations on how to improve the business services market in Myanmar.

  10. Assessment of the business service and training market in Myanmar

    31 October 2014

    Findings of assessment and recommendations on how to improve business services market in Myanmar

  11. Responsible Workplace Practices

    29 October 2014

    The ILO approach to responsible workplace practices - Sustainable Enterprises

  12. SIYB Implementation Guide

    21 October 2014

    The SIYB Implementation Guide is intended as a practical tool to support the introduction and roll out of SIYB activities at country level. It provides step-by-step guidance for the successful implementation of SIYB in a given context, covering the following topics: assessing the market for SIYB; selecting partner organizations; developing Trainers and Master Trainers; accessing and adapting materials; entrepreneur-level training implementation; monitoring and evaluation; and planning for sustainability. It also serves as a refresher on the international standards applied to SIYB.

  13. Stimulating Microenterprise Growth: Results from a Loans, Grants and Training Experiment in Uganda

    01 August 2014

    Results from a Loans, Grants and Training Experiment in Uganda: Outlines results of a randomized experiment with microenterprise owners in Uganda designed to explore the impact of receiving business skills training using SIYB, loans, cash grants or a combinations of these programmes. It was found that men with access to loans and SIYB training reported significantly higher profits. The loan-only intervention had some initial impact, but this does not last. There were no impacts from the grant intervention and no effects for women from any of the interventions. The results suggest that male-owned microenterprises can grow through finance when paired with training.

  14. Gender and Entrepreneurship Together (GET Ahead)

    24 June 2014

    GET Ahead for Women in Enterprise is a training package and resource kit for low-income women and men engaged in or wishing to start a small-scale business. It differs from conventional business training materials as it highlights entrepreneurial skills from a gender perspective, whether applied to starting or improving an individual, family or group business.

  15. Enterprise Formalization: Fact or Fiction? – New ILO/GIZ Study on what works to formalize enterprises

    02 June 2014

    Informality of enterprises seems to be a rational behaviour that can best be overcome by reducing the cost of formalization and by offering clear benefits like an extended coverage of social protection. This is one of the key findings of a new joint study of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) trying to summarize what works and what doesn’t work in formalizing the large informal enterprise sector in developing and emerging countries.

  16. EESE Introductory Presentation- English

    28 March 2014

    This is the standard introductory presentation for the ILO's work on Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises.