1. Conclusions concerning the promotion of sustainable enterprises - International Labour Conference, June 2007

    01 June 2007

    The conclusions of this discussion provide an important contribution agreed by the ILO’s tripartite constituency of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations on how to promote enterprise development in a manner that aligns enterprise growth with sustainable development objectives and the creation of productive employment and decent work.

  2. International Labour Conference, 96th Session, 2007 – Report VI – The promotion of sustainable enterprises

    01 June 2007

    This report for the 2007 session of the International Labour Conference is a contribution to the broad and wide-ranging international debate on the promotion of enterprise. The central role of the private sector, in all its forms, is increasingly recognized as key to development challenges including employment creation. The report takes stock of the developments and experiences from a decent work perspective, with particular emphasis on how to strengthen the contribution of enterprises to productive and equitable economic and employment growth.

  3. Local Economic Development in Indonesia: Reviving the community spirit

    15 May 2007

    LED Story No. 6

  4. Local Economic Development in Philippines: Tripartism for local growth

    10 May 2007

    LED Story No. 5

  5. Local Economic Development in Mozambique : Economic and social needs are one

    01 May 2007

    LED Story No. 4

  6. Local Economic Development in Ghana : Rooting public-private dialogue

    01 April 2007

    LED Story No. 3

  7. Recent developments on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Hardware Manufacturing. MULTI Working Paper No.103

    01 April 2007

    This paper examines corporate social responsibility in ICT manufacturing, in particular the extent to which brands work towards improving conditions of work in their supply chains, and how they go about doing this. The aim is to understand better some of the industry forces shaping choices brands and suppliers make concerning CSR, both at the company level and various industry initiatives.

  8. Local Economic Development in Viet Nam : Value the value chains

    10 March 2007

    LED Story No. 2

  9. Local Economic Development in Sri Lanka: The Forum Theatre experience

    01 March 2007

    LED Story No. 1

  10. Handbook on Cooperatives for use by Workers' Organizations

    01 January 2007

    This handbook lists the essential things to know about cooperatives for all those who are interested as members, future members, politicians or staff of national or international institutions in charge of the promotion and development of cooperatives. In simple, understandable language, the handbook deals in turn with the characteristic features of cooperatives, cooperative enterprise as a whole, the promotion of cooperatives and the close ties that exist between the ILO and cooperatives.

  11. Business Training for Entrepreneurs in Vietnam

    01 January 2007

  12. Recent developments on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in information and communications technology (ICT) hardware manufacturing

    01 January 2007

    Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 103

  13. Managing Small Business Associations

    01 January 2007

    This reader on "Managing Small Business Associations" gives guidance on how to build strong and efficient business associations that respond to the needs of both men and women entrepreneurs. It introduces topics that are essential for existing business associations as well as for entrepreneurs that want to start up a new association.

  14. Managing Small Business Associations

    01 January 2007

    The training enables association leaders and staff to make informed and strategic decisionsthat will strengthen the association and its members' businesses. The ultimate beneficiaries are, therefore, the members of small business associations and similar organizations of small entrepreneurs involved in retailing, processing, manufacturing, trading, etc. The Trainers' Manual specifically addresses the concerns of women in business associations.

  15. Assessing the Enabling Environment for Women in Growth Enterprises: An AfDB/ILO Integrated Framework Assessment Guide

    01 January 2007

    This guide to assess the environment for Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs (GOWEs) has been prepared jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the purpose of identifying critical forms of support that can enable women to grow and expand their enterprises, and in the process to create jobs and income for themselves and others. The guide also aims to highlight critical areas where AfDB, ILO and other development partners can provide assistance and strategic tools to African countries to enable them to promote, nurture and develop women’s entrepreneurship.

  16. Organizing Promotional Events For Women Entrepreneurs: A Guide “Month of the Women Entrepreneur” (MOWE)

    01 January 2007

    The purpose of this guide is to provide organizations with a methodology on how to organize WED celebrations, in particular, MOWE celebrations.

  17. Worker co-operatives and the phenomenon of empresas recuperadas in Argentina: an analysis of their potential for replication

    01 January 2007

    Co-operative College Paper 11

  18. Local Economic Development for Employment Generation, Peace and Security: approaches, tools and good practices in the Philippines

    01 January 2007

    This publication hopes to be a useful resource that will inspire international organizations, development practitioners, government leaders and policymakers both at the national and local levels, business tribunals, and civil society groups.


  1. Business Training for Entrepreneurs in Vietnam: An Evaluation of the Sida-supported Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) project

    01 December 2006

    Sida Evaluation 07/31

  2. The 2006 Reader - Implementing Sustainable Private Sector Development: Striving for Tangible Results for The Poor

    22 September 2006

    Seventh Annual BDS Seminar - Chiang Mai, Thailand, September 2006