1. Business Group Formation Empowering Women and Men in Developing Communities

    01 January 2008

    This manual helps trainers to promote group formation as a way to empower women and men in low income communities. It is designed for use in workshops to facilitate the process of group formation and development for joint production, business and/or social activities, such as buying raw materials together, sharing business premises, joint marketing and mutual assistance in coping with family emergencies.

  2. 100 million jobs, The contribution of cooperatives to employment creation

    01 January 2008

  3. Cooperating Out of Poverty, The renaissance of the African cooperative movement

    01 January 2008


  1. Labour and Labour-Related Laws in Micro and Small Enterprises: Innovative Regulatory Approaches

    01 December 2007

    SEED Working Paper No. 81

  2. A Perspective from the MNE Declaration to the Present: Mistakes, Surprises, and Newly Important Policy Implications - Working Paper No.11

    01 November 2007

    Our understanding of the impact of MNEs has deepened considerably since the early days of the MNE Declaration. This is why, on occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the MNE Declaration, the International Labour Office would like to increase the knowledge base on the impact of multinational enterprises on host and home countries and about the policies that have worked to encourage the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to economic and social progress in different sectors and to minimize potential difficulties. To this end, the Office will commission a series of papers by renowned international independent experts reviewing research and evidence on different aspects of the trends, operations and impacts of MNEs.

  3. The Employment Relationship: An annotated guide to ILO Recommendation No. 198

    10 October 2007

    This Guide aims to be user-friendly and contains practical information about how countries are dealing with the issues of the employment relationship as set out in the Recommendation No. 198. It is the result of the technical work carried out by a group of eminent labour lawyers representing different realities and approaches in the world of work.

  4. Local Economic Development in Nicaragua: The Competitivity Agenda: Planning Dynamically

    15 September 2007

    LED Story No. 12

  5. Local Economic Development in El Salvador: Fostering women entrepreneurship to fight poverty

    01 September 2007

    LED Story No. 10

  6. Local economic development for employment generation, peace and security : approaches, tools, and good practices in the Philippines

    01 September 2007

    Report of an ILO-SRO Manila Technical Workshop

  7. Local Economic Development in Chile: Cultural identity as an engine of development

    15 August 2007

    LED Story No. 9

  8. Local Economic Development in Argentina: Labour insertion and enterprise promotion : Activating development

    10 August 2007

    LED Story No. 8

  9. World of Work 60, Aug. 2007 - Green jobs: Climate change in the world of work, Working time around the world...

    01 August 2007

  10. Local Economic Development in Uruguay: Standing by the smallest

    01 August 2007

    LED Story No. 7

  11. Synergies through linkages: Who benefits from linking micro-finance and business development services?

    06 June 2007

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

    15 May 2007

    LED Story No. 6

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

    10 May 2007

    LED Story No. 5

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

    01 May 2007

    LED Story No. 4

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

    01 April 2007

    LED Story No. 3