Publications

2015

  1. A Guide to the Climate Change Negotiations for ILO Constituents

    23 November 2015

    This guide presents an overview of the institutional mechanisms and procedures of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the current negotiation streams, the expected outcomes of COP21 (to be held in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015) and other relevant information about the climate negotiation process.

  2. WP n° 62: Microfinance and Formalisation of Enterprises in the Informal Sector

    17 November 2015

    Microfinance and Formalization of Enterprises in the Informal Economy: Awareness raising campaign and BDS for the formalization and strengthening of growth-oriented enterprises ESAF A Qualitative Follow-up Study

  3. Green Business Booklet

    13 November 2015

    This Green Business Booklet has been developed under Start and Improve Your Business Programme of India, with the support of the Green Jobs Programme - Asia and the Pacific. It utilized ILO SIYB family of products as references and was completed by a task force.

  4. Know About Business in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt): Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO adapted its Know About Business (KAB) programme, which is a set of training materials for entrepreneurship education, to bridge the pre-start gap that students in the oPt face before entry to the labour market with information to develop entrepreneurial skills and prepare students and trainees not only to establish their own businesses, but also to work productively in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  5. Know About Business (KAB) in Saudi Arabia: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO entrepreneurship education programme, Know About Business (KAB), draws on ILO’s successful experience in the field. The KAB training methodology develops entrepreneurial competencies among young people and the particular knowledge needed for self-employment and the creation of micro and small enterprises. Since 2009, the KAB programme has been introduced into vocational, secondary and higher education in approximately 50 countries and translated into 22 languages. In the Arab region, the programme has successfully been implemented in Syria, Yemen, the occupied Palestinian territories, Oman, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.

  6. Entrepreneurship education: Know About Business in Jordan: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO’s Know About Business (KAB) training programme has contributed to the creation of an enterprise culture in many countries and societies. It promotes awareness among young people of the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and self-employment, and of their role in shaping their future and their country's economic and social development.

  7. Enhancing Zambian SMEs' competitiveness and access to finance: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The African Management Services Company (AMSCO) helps African companies to become globally competitive, profitable and sustainable – it provides selected private companies and commercially operated public enterprises with professional management and related services.

  8. Making globalization socially sustainable: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Research Foundation, the International Labour Office (ILO), and the World Trade Organization (WTO) established collaboration to bring together the world's leading academic experts on globalization. They included Dani Rodrik of Harvard University, Nina Pavcnik of Dartmouth College, and Ludger Woessmann of the University of Munich. The result was a publication that provides insights into the links between globalization and (i) employment; (ii) uncertainty; and (iii) inequality.

  9. Microinsurance Innovation Facility: Catalyzing protection of the working poor: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility was launched in 2008. Generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Z Zurich Foundation, and Munich Re has made it possible to dramatically expand the outreach of insurance services to low-income households and enterprises, strengthen insurance providers and ensure that better risk management practices are more widely available.

  10. Microinsurance Innovation Facility: Catalyzing protection of the working poor: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility was launched in 2008. Generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Z Zurich Foundation, and Munich Re has made it possible to dramatically expand the outreach of insurance services to low-income households and enterprises, strengthen insurance providers and ensure that better risk management practices are more widely available.

  11. Microfinance support programme in Viet Nam: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Microfinance has played an important role in national, provincial and local efforts to reduce poverty over this period with over 300,000 regular clients of microfinance institutions. However, access to relevant and sustainable microfinance services (credit, savings, insurance, money transfers) remains a challenge. The microfinance industry in Viet Nam still needs investments in all aspects for further development – at all levels.

  12. Women's Entrepreneurship Development in Yemen: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Service (SMEPS), Yemen’s national agency promoting small and micro-enterprises and a subsidiary of the Social Fund for Development, recently embarked on an initiative to economically empower women and to facilitate their access to microfinance by building their capacity to open a business or to improve existing ones. It entered into a contractual agreement with the Soul for Development Organization, the SEEDS Institute, the Bena’a Consultancy and Training Institute and the Impact Institute, to deliver business management training. This training targeted existing and potential women entrepreneurs in order to build further links with microfinance institutions. Given ILO’s experience in enterprise development in general and women entrepreneurship specifically, SMEPS approached the ILO to extend its technical assistance in this field.

  13. Women's Entrepreneurship Development (WED) in South Africa - The Abafazi Incubator Project: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Well designed partnerships are essential to developing women's entrepreneurship through their unique ability to mobilize funds, ensure the sustainability and use of ILO tools and approaches, and generate new opportunities to collaborate.

  14. SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's)

    01 October 2015

    How SCORE Training can enhance business performance for SME's

  15. Success Stories from Tourism Enterprises in South Africa

    25 August 2015

    Case studies from the ILO Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) project

  16. Selecting the road to more and better jobs

    15 August 2015

    Sector selection report of the road to jobs project in northern Afghanistan

  17. Rediscovering cooperatives: Young people finding work the cooperative way

    14 August 2015

    This brief is the fourth in the ILO COOP series of briefs on Cooperatives and the World of Work. This brief is on youth employment and cooperatives.

  18. Microcredit in France: What impact does it have on employment?

    06 August 2015

    Social Finance Working Paper No. 58

  19. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: An annotated bibliography on the application of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy

    04 August 2015

    This annotated bibliography provides a succinct overview of the significant amount of research, analysis, and guidance documents on the activities of multinational enterprises (MNEs) that has been published by the ILO and others from 2005 to 2015. The publication presents a solid collection of works relevant to the ILO MNE Declaration and provides a range of information on labour and employment issues to parties interested in translating the principles of the Declaration into action. It will be of interest to ILO constituents, ILO staff members and researchers who deal with issues related to investment, MNEs and decent work. Those interested in MNEs, CSR, the role of the private sector in development and FDI more broadly, may also find this bibliography useful in their work.

  20. Advancing gender equality: The co-operative way

    30 July 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.

  21. 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.