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

    01 February 2015

    How SCORE Training can enhance business performance for SME's

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Microfinance and Formalisation of Enterprises in the Informal Sector: Awareness raising campaign and BDS for the formalisation and strengthening of growth-oriented enterprises

    05 January 2015

    Social Finance Working Paper No. 59


  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 Reader: 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.

  6. Climate change and employment

    09 December 2014

    This event aims to address the possibilities for strengthening the decent work dimension in the future climate agreement.

  7. One UN Exhibit at COP20

    01 December 2014

  8. UN System Side Events at COP20

    01 December 2014

  9. Boosting Local Economies

    27 November 2014

    The ILO approach to local economic development - Sustainable Enterprises

  10. The cooperative way of doing business

    27 November 2014

    The ILO approach to supporting cooperatives - Sustainable Enterprises

  11. Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: Benefits for All - Webinar presentation

    24 November 2014

  12. IOE-ILO guidance note on the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

    20 November 2014

    Short note jointly produced by the ILO and IOE to support the employer/business engagement to implement the Forced Labour Protocol

  13. Enhancing access to finance

    19 November 2014

    The ILO approach to enhancing finance for small enterprises focuses on building the capacity on both the demand and the supply side (see Figure 1). Financial service providers (FSPs) are strengthened to be able to provide relevant products, and entrepreneurs are capacitated to use those services most effectively. In collaboration with the ILO’s International Training Centre in Turin, the ILO delivers much of the content by training local trainers, which facilitates significant outreach.

  14. Microfinance and job creation: A social performance assessment of a new loan delivery mechanism, Bai Tushum Kyrgyzstan

    14 November 2014

    Social Finance Working Paper No. 57

  15. Microfinance and job creation: A social performance assessment of a new loan delivery mechanism, Bai Tushum Kyrgyzstan

    13 November 2014

    Social Finance Working Paper No. 57

  16. Enterprise Development through Value Chains and Business Services Markets: A Market Development approach to pro-poor growth

    11 November 2014

    Information about this job distance learning course for project implementers and policy makers.