1. Advancing gender equality: The co-operative way

    30 June 2015

    Great strides have been made towards gender equality over the last two decades. Nevertheless, deep gender disparities persist across the globe, surfacing in labour markets, as well as other realms. Compared to men, women continue to earn less, are more likely to partake in unpaid labour, and are more apt to be excluded from decent work and opportunities for advancement. As gender equity is increasingly seen as a pillar for sustainable economic development and broad social well-being, alternative models to development which incorporate women’s equality in work are needed. Rooted in values of self-help, equality, and equity, as well as economic growth through cooperation and democratic processes, co-operative enterprises are well-positioned to answer this call.

  2. At work together: The cooperative advantage for people with disabilities

    26 June 2015

    New models for cooperative enterprises designed to promote the inclusion of women and men with disabilities into the work-place are being developed.

  3. Decent Work in the Green Economy. Business Cases from Turkey

    12 June 2015

    This report showcases the experiences of selected enterprises in implementing green business models. It aims to contribute to the knowledge sharing and analysis that will lead to the shaping of inclusive green jobs strategies for decent work promotion in Turkey’s transition to a greener economy.

  4. Decent Jobs in a Safe Climate: ILO Solutions for Climate Action

    08 June 2015

    This brief provides a snapshot of selected ILO initiatives, successful practices, tools, instruments and policy guidelines that contribute to the advancement of both climate change and decent work agendas.

  5. Wage labor, agriculture-based economies, and pathways out of poverty: taking stock of the evidence

    02 June 2015

  6. SCORE South Africa Case Study: The Satara Rest Camp Story

    01 June 2015

    Satara Rest Camp is one of the largest and most popular camps in Kruger National Park. With an average annual occupancy level of 85 per cent and 68 fulltime employees, Satara is one of the Park’s most complex camps to manage. In the past, these operational complexities frequently prompted guest complaints. However, thanks to the SCORE Training, the Camp’s EIT (Enterprise Improvement team, which comprises five employees and four managers, was able to identify and implement a number of significant improvement projects.

  7. COOP news update

    29 May 2015

    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 January and May, 2015.

  8. Myanmar Garment Sub-Sector Value Chain Analysis

    28 May 2015

  9. The Story of the ILO’s Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No.193) A review of the process of making ILO Recommendation No. 193, its implementation and its impact

    27 May 2015

    This publication highlights how the Recommendation No. 193 is being used, and its impact on the laws, policies and practices of countries. The publication also provides a brief account of the ILO’s engagement with cooperative development.

  10. The Green Jobs Programme of the ILO

    26 May 2015

    The brochure presents the programme's approach, services, milestones and provides a snapshot of key activities.

  11. Decent Work in the Rural Economy: Greener jobs and better business for women and men in Southern Costa Rica

    15 May 2015

    This case study is based on the Brunca programme which promoted greener and better jobs in this region.

  12. Dialogue on Climate Change and Jobs: Shaping the COP21 Agenda of Solutions - Agenda

    06 May 2015

    This event organised by the ILO in collaboration with the Geneva Environment Network Secretariat, to be held 12 May 2015, will provide a platform for sharing views and perspectives on ways in which the climate change and decent work agendas can be made mutually supportive, looking towards the COP21 in Paris.

  13. A Rough Guide to Value Chain Development

    05 May 2015

    How to create employment and improve working conditions in targeted sectors

  14. SCORE China Case Study: OSH improvements in Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Co., Ltd.

    22 April 2015

    This presentation contains a selection of photos taken at Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Co., Ltd. a manufacturer of cables and electric wires, showing some of the changes they introduced following Module 5 SCORE Training - Safety and Health at Work: A platform for productivity.

  15. SCORE China Case Study: Chongqing Jianghua work safety and productivity improvement

    21 April 2015

    A factory in China, Chongqing Jianghua Rubber and plastic manufacturing Company Limited was able to make very substantial improvement in the work process that not only boosted productivity but also greatly improved work safety.

  16. SCORE Case Study Indonesia: PT. Indo Veneer Utama delivered OSH Improvements that benefited all

    21 April 2015

    PT. IndoVeneer, a furniture manufacturer in Central Java, implemented SCORE Training module "Safety and Health at Work: A platform for productivity". Under the supervision of Labour Inspectors from Central Java Province, they created a plan to improve the OSH in their factory, beginning by modifying the vacuum used to extract dust from the work environment to optimize its performance.

  17. Promoting occupational health and safety in the building construction sector in Zambia

    16 April 2015

    This fact sheet analyses the potential of promotion occupational safety and health in the building construction sector in Zambia

  18. Job creation and MSME development through business linkages

    16 April 2015

    This fact sheet analyses the the role of business linkages for increased market access for MSMEs in the green building construction sector in Zambia

  19. Strengthening Green Entrepreneurship through the promotion of Sustainable Enterprises

    16 April 2015

    This fact sheet analyses the potential for green enterprise creation in the building construction sector in Zambia.

  20. Enhancing access to financial services for MSMEs in the green building construction sector in Zambia

    16 April 2015

    This fact sheet analyses the lack of access to financial services faced by MSMEs in the green building construction sector in Zambia.