1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Gender equality and green jobs

    14 April 2015

    This policy brief aims to contribute to the discussion on how gender equality can become an integral part of green economy strategies and how equal access for women and men to green jobs which are decent can be enhanced.

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

    13 April 2015

  7. Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries

    08 April 2015

    This independent study uses the contents of ILO's Improve Your Business (IYB) training curriculum to measure whether improved business practices have an impact on enterprise performance in small enterprises. It is based on data of more than 10.000 SMEs in 6 countries. A key finding of the study is that improved management practices (as promoted by IYB training) have a significant impact on enterprise performance. However, the paper also finds that the typical duration and intensiveness of courses like IYB might be too short to sustain changes in business practices. A key question resulting out of this for management training programmes is: how to improve training, complementary measures and follow-up services to achieve and sustain a long-term change in business practices and thus in business performance and job creation?

  8. Microfinance for Decent Work – Enhancing the impact of microfinance: Evidence from an action research programme

    17 February 2015

  9. An impact study of ESAF’s (India) microfinance innovation

    16 February 2015

  10. ESAF Impact Assessment India

    16 February 2015

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

    12 February 2015

    StartUPgo impact assessment report 2014

  12. NRSP Impact Assessment Pakistan

    02 February 2015

  13. COOP news update

    26 January 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 September and December, 2014.

  14. Prevention and elimination of bonded labour: the potential and limits of microfinance-led approaches

    08 January 2015

    This paper, authored by S. Premchander V. Prameela and M. Chidambaranathan of the Indian NGO SAMPARK, documents the learning processes of the NGOs and microfinance organizations that experimented with different approaches to microfinance and bonded labour. It highlights the importance of adopting a holistic and integrated approach, including social, economic, political and judicial interventions at individual, household, community and higher levels. In making the paper available to a wider audience, we hope to stimulate broader debate and experimentation on how microfinance can most effectively contribute to ending bonded labour.

  15. ESAF Impact Assessment

    05 January 2015


  1. Report on the pilot project towards developing statistical tools for measuring employment in the environmental sector and generating statistics on green jobs.

    17 December 2014

    This report provides information on the survey development, questionnaire design, concepts and definitions, methodology of data collection, as well as main findings of employment in the environmental sector and green jobs in one of the pilot countries: Albania.

  2. Campinas 2014 Social and Solidarity Economy: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Development

    16 December 2014

    This Reader, was prepared for the fourth edition of the ILO’s Academy on the Social and Solidarity Economy which was held in Campinas, Brazil in July 2014, which offered Participants the opportunity to share SSE experiences from different parts of the world and learn about the contribution made by the SSE to inclusive and sustainable development.

  3. 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.

  4. Climate Change and Employment

    10 December 2014

    This dialogue between policy makers, practitioners and civil society representatives focuses on the impacts of climate change on labour and ways in which climate change is being addressed from a labour perspective.

  5. Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Human Mobility: Voices from the Climate Frontlines

    09 December 2014

    This side event puts a human face to climate change impacts by giving the spotlight to the voices from the frontlines of climate change to testify on the impacts of a changing climate including displacement and its gender dimensions.