Publications

2016

  1. The enabling environment for sustainable Enterprises in Kyrgyzstan- 2016

    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.

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

    26 August 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has a long tradition and extensive experience on the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). In fact, the first official document making direct reference to social economy enterprises dates back to 1922. The ILO’s commitment to the advancement of the SSE is grounded on its Constitution and on the 2008 ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, which states that, in a globalized world, “productive, profitable and sustainable enterprises, together with a strong social economy and a viable public sector, are critical to sustainable economic development and employment opportunities”.

  3. National Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Assessment

    27 July 2016

  4. National Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Assessment

    27 July 2016

  5. 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.

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

    14 July 2016

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Good Procurement Practices and SMEs in Global Supply Chains

    01 June 2016

    what do we know so far?

  10. Good Procurement Practices and SMEs in Global Supply Chains

    01 June 2016

    what do we know so far?

  11. Zambia Green Jobs Programme Annual Impact Report - 2015

    29 April 2016

    At the end of 2015, the Zambia Green Jobs Programme supported the creation of 2,660 jobs, as well as the quality improvement of 2,018 green and decent jobs existing in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, the programme has benefitted more than 6, 667 enterprises, workers and their representatives. The report presents in detail these results and other results and how they were achieved.

  12. Coop News No. 1, 2016

    25 April 2016

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between November 2015 and April 2016.

  13. Red Tape Assessment Product Description

    20 April 2016

  14. The enabling environment for sustainable Enterprises in Georgia- 2016

    20 April 2016

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

  15. Women business training programme in Kenya: Impact of incentives

    05 April 2016

  16. Women business training programme in Kenya: Impact of incentives

    05 April 2016

  17. Enhancing women’s entrepreneurship in Kenya: Initial qualitative assessment of the ILO’s GET Ahead business training programme

    05 April 2016

  18. Enhancing women’s entrepreneurship in Kenya: Initial qualitative assessment of the ILO’s GET Ahead business training programme

    05 April 2016

  19. The enabling environment for sustainable Enterprises in Armenia- 2016

    31 March 2016

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

  20. Guidelines for Value Chain Selection: Integrating economic, environmental, social and institutional criteria

    24 March 2016

    As a joint effort between GIZ and the ILO, these guidelines offer a holistic and structured approach to value chain selection. They combine four different dimensions of value chains/sustainable development: economic, environmental, social and institutional. Since the four dimensions are interconnected, overlooking any one of them during value chain selection will affect the next phase of value chain analysis and development. Because currently no comprehensive or systematic approach or methodology exists that combines these four dimensions, these guidelines have been developed to fill the gap.