Publications

2016

  1. A just transition to climate-resilient economies and societies: Issues and perspectives for the world of work

    29 November 2016

    This technical paper addresses the negative impacts of climate change on employment and livelihoods and explores how climate-related policy, investment and consumption responses to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change can affect labour markets in their entirety with overall job gains. It stresses the need of accompanying social and economic policies to achieve a just transition for all that leaves no one behind and promotes decent work.

  2. Practical guidance on how to combine vocational and business management training

    09 November 2016

  3. Implementation Guide for SCORE Training

    25 October 2016

    This step-by-step implementation guide is designed for staff from the ILO and other organizations such as business associations, government agencies and training providers that want to offer SCORE Training to enterprises. This manual is intended to help set up and run the training programme from inception through to successful offering of the service. It can also be used as background information for other actors who may participate in the running and organization of the programme, such as expert trainers or new programme staff.

  4. Thematic Policy Brief – Enterprise Formalization Introductory Brief

    20 October 2016

    Policies, Strategies and Practices for the Formalisation of Micro and Small Enterprises

  5. Thematic Policy Brief – Enterprise Formalization Women

    20 October 2016

    Engaging Informal Women Entrepreneurs in East Africa: Approaches to Greater Formality

  6. Thematic Policy Brief – Enterprise Formalization Finance

    20 October 2016

    Role of Finance in Driving Formalization of Informal Enterprises

  7. Thematic Policy Brief – Enterprise Formalization MNEs

    20 October 2016

    Formalization of SMEs in supply chains in Latin America: what role for mulitnational enterprises?

  8. SME Promotion Agencies: Is there a best set-up? A quest for good practices

    17 October 2016

    This study aims to identify good practices and lessons learnt with respect to the configuration and operation of SME promotion agencies. It has been developed in response to several requests from governments which approached the ILO for advice and information. Most current studies on the role of SME support institutions tend to focus on the regulatory and institutional frameworks, rather than on specific operational issues that define criteria for success. This study addresses both of these aspects of government-led SME promotion agencies.

  9. SMEs and Human Rights: What is the current state of play, what are the opportunities and challenges, what kind of support is needed?

    16 October 2016

  10. YouthXchange Green Skills and Lifestyles Guidebook

    12 October 2016

    This Guidebook helps young people connect the talk about the green economy, green societies and green jobs to their lifestyles. It focuses on the skills required to make these transitions – providing case studies and insight on green jobs and the skills they will require in terms of social innovation and entrepreneurship, the role of different stakeholders (government and private sector) and life skills.

  11. The enabling environment for sustainable Enterprises in South Africa - 2016 - Summary & Recommendations

    30 September 2016

    This document provides an overview of the key findings from an Assessment of the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in South Africa, which was conducted by BUSA and the ILO in 2015. It summarises economic, social, political and environmental characteristics and constraints in the business environment for MSMEs and includes primary and secondary information on formal and informal enterprises. The overview further outlines priority areas and recommendations for government to address the identified challenges faced by formal and informal enterprises.

  12. The enabling environment for sustainable Enterprises in Kyrgyzstan- 2017 Russian Version

    29 August 2016

    Comprehensive evaluation of the business environment of Kyrgyzstan. It provides a full review of the 17 factors identified by the International Labour Conference as the key conditions for an enabling business environment.

  13. The enabling environment for sustainable Enterprises in Kyrgyzstan- 2017

    29 August 2016

    Comprehensive evaluation of the business environment of Kyrgyzstan. It provides a full review of the 17 factors identified by the International Labour Conference as the key conditions for an enabling business environment.

  14. Public policies for the Social and Solidarity Economy: Towards a favourable environment The case of the Philippines

    26 August 2016

  15. National Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Assessment

    27 July 2016

  16. National Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Assessment

    27 July 2016

  17. Green Jobs: Progress Report 2014-2015

    22 July 2016

    This report provides an update on the activities which unfolded in 2014 and 2015 with the continued support of the Green Jobs Programme’s networks and partners.

  18. Microfinance and women entrepreneurship: an impact assessment of a start-up loan programme, IMON International, Tajikistan

    14 July 2016

  19. The importance of informal finance in promoting decent work among informal operators: A comparative study of Uganda and India

    07 July 2016

    Social Finance Working Paper. 66

  20. Inclusive business practices in Africa's extractive industries

    02 June 2016

    The policy note presents key factors contributing to inclusive growth linked to the extractive industries in Africa, reflecting on the distinctive yet complementary roles of governments and multinational enterprises. The document considers the types of economic linkages to local communities and national economies that contribute towards employment, enterprise development, infrastructure, and ultimately to the economic transformation required for sustainable development. The factors are explained with reference to lessons learned from African countries at various stages of development of their mining, oil and gas sectors.