30 June 2014
The Women Entrepreneurs’ Association Capacity Building Guide (WEA Capacity Building Guide) is a training package designed to assist Women Entrepreneurs’ Associations in improving and sustaining their associations. The emphasis is on building the capacity of the associations, and on strengthening their ability to serve and advocate for their members.
30 June 2014
Improve Your Exhibiting Skills (IYES) is a training package for facilitators to enhance women's capacity to access and participate in trade fairs, in part through the organization of women-only trade fairs, as well as through their participation in regular shows and events.
30 June 2014
The FAMOS Guide was developed to help business support agencies, financial institutions and government departments obtain a fresh look – and a systematic assessment – of the extent to which they target and serve women entrepreneurs, their needs and their potentialities.
27 June 2014
In order to bring cooperative voices into the discussion around the post-2015 development agenda, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) have launched an initiative on the contribution of cooperatives to sustainable development. This brief reports on the results of an online survey that investigated the current and potential contributions of cooperatives to sustainable development.
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.
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.
19 May 2014
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 March, 2014.
12 May 2014
The study analyses the economics and employment of the cow dung industry whilst also paying attention to the environmental and emission aspects. Based on a case study of the dairy cluster in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, the paper argues for an integrated 'Energy-Dairy' policy aligning dung management strategies to the national industry policy.
08 April 2014
This brief summarizes the main findings of a forthcoming report of the same title, by Frederick O. Wanyama of Maseno University in Kenya, prepared as part of ILO’s contribution to the initiative on the contribution of cooperatives to sustainable development.
28 March 2014
Key findings extracted from the main report "Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in Cambodia"
28 March 2014
This new report outlines policy framework for higher growth and more and better jobs.
03 March 2014
Increasing Youth Productivity in the Middle East and North Africa, 6-8 March 2014
21 February 2014
This report summarizes the main findings of a national green jobs assessment conducted in Mexico in 2013. The assessment revealed how many green jobs currently exist in the country and which sectors show the strongest potential for further green jobs creation.
12 February 2014
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 October and December, 2013.
22 January 2014
“What Works” To Improve Youth Labour Productivity?
16 January 2014
This research has been commissioned by the International Labour Office (ILO) as a contribution to the Global Product 154 and the Area of Critical Importance, Productivity and working conditions in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).