Publications

2015

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. Corporate Social Responsibility and decent work

    31 March 2015

    Corporate Social Responsibility has the stated aim of encouraging the positive contribution of business to socio economic development and reducing the risk of possible negative impact, including along the complex systems of global supply chains, thus becoming an intrinsic part of the way business does its business. This approach recognizes that enterprises have a responsibility to ensure that jobs are decent, workplaces are safe and inclusive, proper wages are being paid and workers have a voice to come up for their rights. At the same time genuine CSR seeks to encourage the positive impact of the private sector as a major player in society creating jobs that provide incomes and learning opportunities. To fully harness the potential of the private sector, the ILO was one of the first international organizations to adopt an instrument that introduces a social dimension to the forces shaping globalization, The Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration). In the 1970s it was ahead of its time and today it is more relevant than ever to engage with business and achieve a fair globalization.

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

    17 February 2015

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

    16 February 2015

  13. ESAF Impact Assessment India

    16 February 2015

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

    12 February 2015

    StartUPgo impact assessment report 2014

  15. Microinsurance and Child Labour: An impact evaluation of NRSP’s (Pakistan) microinsurance innovation

    02 February 2015

    Social Finance Working Paper No. 58

  16. SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises in Ghana

    01 February 2015

  17. SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Tourism Sector

    01 February 2015

  18. SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Garment Sector

    01 February 2015

  19. 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.

  20. 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.