1. Poverty reduction through small enterprises: Emerging consensus, unresolved issues and ILO activities

    01 January 2006

    SEED Working Paper No. 75

  2. Short overview of the ILO Helpdesk for Business services

    01 January 2006

  3. Direct employment in multinational enterprises : trends and implications

    01 January 2006

    Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 101

  4. Guidelines on the Formation of Self Help Groups for Families of Working Children

    01 January 2006

    These guidelines on the formation of Self Help Groups explain what Self Help Groups are, and how they can be promoted. They give guidance on how to organise the groups, how to set up the administrative procedures and how to decide on the internal regulations.

  5. FAMOS Check Guide and Methods

    01 January 2006

    This FAMOS Guide aims to facilitate business support agencies, financial institutions and government departments to have a fresh look – and a systematic assessment – of the extent to which they target and serve women entrepreneurs, their needs and their potentialities.

  6. Building entrepreneurial capacity for returnee and refugee women in Angola and Mozambique

    01 January 2006

    ILO-UNHCR Partnership through Technical Cooperation

  7. Organizing out of poverty: stories from the grassroots: How the SYNDICOOP approach has worked in East Africa

    01 January 2006

    Co-operative College Paper 8

  8. Multinational enterprises in the plantation sector: Labour relations, employment, working conditions and welfare facilities,Working Paper No. 93

    01 January 2006

    The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the current situation in light of the principles of the MNE Declaration. The paper is based on the findings of research undertaken by an ILO team that visited Uganda at the beginning of 2003.

  9. Direct employment in multinational enterprises: Trends and implications, MULTI Working Paper No. 101

    01 January 2006

    This paper aims to examine the recent trends from a long-term perspective, and by utilizing both financial and employment data, provide a static as well as dynamic picture of the employment situation of global production undertaken by MNEs.The paper is primarily devoted to the examination of the quantitative picture of employment in MNEs. Equally relevant and important is the qualitative aspect of employment. Nonetheless, besides wage data, the lack of comprehensive and systematic data specific to MNEs on aspects such as conditions of work, social protection and industrial relations, has precluded an in-depth examination of the qualitative aspects in this paper.


  1. Youth reinventing co-operatives : young perspectives on the international co-operative movement

    31 December 2005

    The British Columbia Institute for Co-operative Studies (BCICS), in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), and the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) have prepared a book demonstrating how young people around the world use co-operatives to meet their economic and social needs.

  2. Support for Growth-oriented Women Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

    01 December 2005

    The report indicates the next steps that are appropriate for the AfDB and ILO in supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs. We would intend to see the report informing a range of follow-up actions by the AfDB and ILO – both jointly and individually – as well as by other development partners, in partnership with the Ethiopian Government and the women entrepreneurs themselves.

  3. Support for Growth-oriented Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

    01 December 2005

    This report is based on an overview of the country assessment for Kenya, where the Bank has long-standing involvement, and it also benefits from the ILO’s research work and support activities for women entrepreneurs elsewhere in the region. The assessment report points to possible next steps for the AfDB and ILO in supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Kenya.

  4. Support for Growth-oriented Women Entrepreneurs in Uganda

    01 December 2005

    This report is based on the country assessment in Uganda, where the Bank has long-standing involvement, and where the ILO has been active in the field on small enterprise development. This assessment report indicates the next steps for the AfDB and ILO – as well as Government of Uganda and other development partners – in supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs.

  5. Restructuring for corporate success. A socially sensitive approach

    05 October 2005

    Provides guidance on establishing a strategy of worker retention and worker displacement that will minimize the negative social impact of enterprise restructuring and respect the provisions of international labour standards. Looks at the reasons for workforce reduction and its impact on the individual and the company and sets out alternative options that managers should consider. Includes examples of best practice.

  6. Leadership training manual for women leaders of cooperatives

    05 October 2005

  7. The 2005 Reader - From BDS to Making Markets Work for the Poor

    01 October 2005

    Sixth Annual BDS Seminar - Turin, Italy, September 2005

  8. Growing out of poverty : how employment promotion improves the lives of the urban poor

    01 October 2005

    SEED Working Paper No. 74

  9. Making service markets work for the poor: The experience of Uganda

    01 September 2005

    Business Services Market Development (BSMD) project - a DFID/ILO initiative to demonstrate new approaches to business development.

  10. The relationship between trust, HRM practices and firm performance

    01 September 2005

  11. Economic and social effects of export processing zones in Costa Rica

    01 June 2005

    Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 97