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2013

  1. Managing your Agricultural Cooperative

    19 August 2013

    Distance learning Training of Trainers course on “Managing your Agricultural Cooperative - My.Coop”, hosted by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO)

  2. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 2, 2013

    15 August 2013

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on: ILO-ICA-AFCSMC Training in China; ILO strengthening ties with Korean cooperatives; Egyptian group visits Turkish cooperatives; Sustainable Enterprise Academy; Update on the national coop policy in Sri Lanka; Cooperation with Greek trade unions; Trade unions and worker cooperatives seminar; Cooperative banks’ day at the EU Parliament; ILO participation at MedESS 2013; Waste pickers organization at the ILC; ILO work on e-waste and cooperatives; COOP Champions; Academy on social and solidarity economy; Conference on social and solidarity economy; MATCOM in Afghanistan; Colombia rolls out My.COOP training package; Cooperatives in Japanese universities; Conference on cooperatives in Russia; Registration for My.COOP training open; ILO trains coop extension workers; DG Report on the situation of workers.

  3. Greening the hotel industry in Thailand

    03 July 2013

    The ILO’s Greener Business Asia project addresses the need to shift towards more sustainable and responsible business models, through worker-employer co-operation. It promotes environmentally-friendly practices, whilst also advancing the decent work agenda in workplaces. This factsheet summarizes experiences from the hotel industry in Thailand.

  4. Promoting green jobs through the inclusion of informal waste pickers in Chile

    01 July 2013

    This factsheet summarizes ILO's experience in providing technical assistance to an inter-ministerial taskforce, responsible for designing a public policy for the inclusion of informal waste pickers into the waste management sector.

  5. Promoting green jobs in Bangladesh: Women solar technicians and entrepreneurs

    01 July 2013

    The training of solar technicians provides employment and income opportunities. Simultaneously, it facilitates a low-carbon development path through the promotion of renewable energy. This fact sheet summarizes the experience from Bangladesh

  6. Environmentally sustainable construction in Philippines' social housing sector

    01 July 2013

    This fact sheet presents how the employment model in sustainable construction, developed through the Green Jobs in Asia project, established a strategy for the creation of green jobs in the Philippines.

  7. Are you in search of a Green Biz idea?

    17 June 2013

    This manual, elaborated jointly by YEF Africa and the Green Jobs Programme, aims to be a guide for entrepreneurs who are willing to start a green business idea.

  8. The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Zambia

    07 June 2013

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 22

  9. South Africa SME Observatory: The state of youth entrepreneurship in the Free State

    21 May 2013

    A baseline study of entrepreneurial intentions and activity amongst young men and women

  10. Green jobs becoming a reality. Progress and outlook 2013

    17 May 2013

    By presenting a selected number of successful national experiences from 2012, the progress report illustrates the different levels at which the Green Jobs Programme operates. The report also provides an update on the activities which will unfold in 2013 with the continued support of the Programme’s networks and partners.

  11. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 1, 2013

    13 May 2013

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on: Post-2015 Development Agenda & COOP; Cooperatives celebrate International Women’s Day; Cooperative statistics to feature at ICLS Oct 13; Study tour from African coops to Japan; New study on financial cooperative resilience; ILO paper on Social Economy in Sudan; COOP and the European Task Force for Greece; COOP activities: Vietnam, Egypt & Sri Lanka; New feature: COOP Champions; Domestic workers cooperatives; Social and solidarity economy legislation; COOP exchange with the Social Finance Network; Start and Improve Your Cooperative Business; UNRISD conference.

  12. External Reading List

    07 May 2013

    Background Research Links

  13. "Is Small Still Beautiful?"

    16 April 2013

    Literature Review of Recent Empirical Evidence on the Contribution of SMEs to Employment Creation

  14. The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Malawi

    01 April 2013

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 20

  15. Resilience in a downturn: The power of financial cooperatives

    20 March 2013

    This report reviews the performance of financial cooperatives, looking in particular at the aftermath of the 2007-2008 crisis and the continuing long austerity period. It explains why financial cooperatives have proven to be more resilient pointing to the specificities of the cooperative model of enterprise.

  16. Inter-Agency Workshop on Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy: Assessing Policies and Practices

    15 March 2013

    Many countries are becoming interested in investment and development strategies that stimulate growth in the green economy, whilst simultaneously creating jobs and enhancing social inclusion. Refl ecting this growing trend, the Rio+20 Outcome Document called for sharing and comparing successful experiences. Th is would help distilling good practices and start consolidating a menu of policy options, strategies and tools and to facilitate the integration of relevant approaches into national economic and employment policies.

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