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2013

  1. Stakeholder Process Facilitator's Guide - Acting in an intercultural context

    11 June 2013

    The ILO has developed the SCORE programme that supports small and medium sized enterprise to grow and create more and better jobs by improving their competitiveness through better quality, productivity and workplace practices. Within the programme, a particular focus has been put on collaboration and communication of enterprises with their internal stakeholders. With this publication the focus will be broadened by bringing to attention the relationships of enterprises with their external stakeholders as well as the relationships among the external stakeholders themselves.

  2. The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Zambia

    07 June 2013

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 22

  3. South Africa SME Observatory: The state of youth entrepreneurship in the Free State

    21 May 2013

    A baseline study of entrepreneurial intentions and activity amongst young men and women

  4. Green jobs becoming a reality. Progress and outlook 2013

    17 May 2013

    By presenting a selected number of successful national experiences from 2012, the progress report illustrates the different levels at which the Green Jobs Programme operates. The report also provides an update on the activities which will unfold in 2013 with the continued support of the Programme’s networks and partners.

  5. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 1, 2013

    13 May 2013

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on: Post-2015 Development Agenda & COOP; Cooperatives celebrate International Women’s Day; Cooperative statistics to feature at ICLS Oct 13; Study tour from African coops to Japan; New study on financial cooperative resilience; ILO paper on Social Economy in Sudan; COOP and the European Task Force for Greece; COOP activities: Vietnam, Egypt & Sri Lanka; New feature: COOP Champions; Domestic workers cooperatives; Social and solidarity economy legislation; COOP exchange with the Social Finance Network; Start and Improve Your Cooperative Business; UNRISD conference.

  6. External Reading List

    07 May 2013

    Background Research Links

  7. "Is Small Still Beautiful?"

    16 April 2013

    Literature Review of Recent Empirical Evidence on the Contribution of SMEs to Employment Creation

  8. The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Malawi

    01 April 2013

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 20

  9. Resilience in a downturn: The power of financial cooperatives

    20 March 2013

    This report reviews the performance of financial cooperatives, looking in particular at the aftermath of the 2007-2008 crisis and the continuing long austerity period. It explains why financial cooperatives have proven to be more resilient pointing to the specificities of the cooperative model of enterprise.

  10. Inter-Agency Workshop on Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy: Assessing Policies and Practices

    15 March 2013

    Many countries are becoming interested in investment and development strategies that stimulate growth in the green economy, whilst simultaneously creating jobs and enhancing social inclusion. Refl ecting this growing trend, the Rio+20 Outcome Document called for sharing and comparing successful experiences. Th is would help distilling good practices and start consolidating a menu of policy options, strategies and tools and to facilitate the integration of relevant approaches into national economic and employment policies.

  11. Green jobs in Mauritius. Experiences from a Small Island Developing State

    11 March 2013

    The Government of Mauritius has adopted a sustainable development framework called “Maurice, Ile Durable” and aims to be a model of sustainable development for Small Island Developing States. This synthesis report presents an overview of four studies carried out in Mauritius in 2011-2012 with support from the ILO Green Jobs Programme. Objetive of the studies was to explore the green jobs opportunities within the “Maurice Ile Durable” framework.

  12. Methodologies for assessing green jobs

    11 March 2013

    This policy brief sets out the different methodologies available to assess the employment potential that green policies can offer and, in so doing, aims to help to focus policy decision-making in order to make it as efficient and productive as possible.

  13. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 4, 2012

    28 January 2013

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on: World Food Day 2012; ILO & International Year of Cooperatives 2012; Promoting cooperatives beyond; Financial cooperatives as efficient and profitable; ILO and ICA: Over a century of collaboration; ILO interacts with cooperatives in Asia-Pacific; Cooperative reform: Egypt, Turkey, Sri Lanka; Social enterprises in Europe 2020 Strategy; Social and solidarity economy udates; ILO COOP & ACTRAV call for papers; New ILO COOP information briefs; ILO COOP in the media.

2012

  1. Up-scaling Local Economic Development: Lessons from the Ghana Decent Work Programme 2011

    18 December 2012

    This case study presents and analyses the lessons learned from the Local Economic Development (LED) component of the Ghana Decent Work Programme (GDWP), particularly with regard to up-scaling and replication. It shows that LED can have sustainable impact at local and national levels alike. In the context of increasing decentralization the LED component fostered social dialogue at local level through the establishment of district-level Sub-committees on Productive and Gainful Employment (SPGEs); strengthened local businesses; and promoted extension of social protection for workers in the informal economy, among other initiatives. The LED component placed significant emphasis on economic sectors with a high share of working women.

  2. Unrecognized Waste Management Experts: Challenges and Opportunities for Small Business Development and Decent Job Creation in the Waste Sector in the Free State

    14 December 2012

    The report summarizes the findings of a study on the challenges and opportunities for small business development and decent job creation in the waste management sector. Based on research conducted in three municipalities of Free State, South Africa, the report highlights the vulnerable situation of waste pickers and makes recommendations for better waste management. The research was commissioned by the ILO Free State SME Development Initiative and conducted by the University of Western Cape and the University of Johannesburg.

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