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2013

  1. 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.

  2. External Reading List

    07 May 2013

    Background Research Links

  3. "Is Small Still Beautiful?"

    16 April 2013

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

  4. The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Malawi

    01 April 2013

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 20

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  3. A better future for young people: What cooperatives can offer

    11 December 2012

    Information brief on cooperatives

  4. Guidelines for cooperative legislation, third revised edition

    11 December 2012

    Provides guidance on how to draft a cooperative law.

  5. ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 3, 2012

    09 November 2012

    This issue of the COOP News includes information on International Day of Cooperatives celebrations and the continuing participation of ILO in International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) observances particularly in the Caribbean, China, Indonesia and a global event in Ethiopia. ILO COOP partnerships are also featured. Artcles are included on joint activities held with the Japanese Consumer Cooperative Union, ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities(ACTRAV)as well the continuing roll-out of My.COOP, a partnership capacity building programme to strengthen agricultural cooperatives. ILO COOP reports on new publications prepared for IYC, and knowledge sharing events on cooperatives held within the ILO. Finally it includes information on the 2013 Social & Solidarity Economy Academy which will focus on youth.

  6. Skills for green jobs in Mauritius

    25 September 2012

    Country study

  7. Green jobs for sustainable development. A case study of Spain

    07 August 2012

    The report, a result of the collaboration between Sustainlabour and the Green Jobs Programme of the ILO, compiles and analyses data on the creation of green jobs in Spain. It includes both current employment data and studies of employment trends.

  8. Social dialogue for sustainable development. A selection of national and regional experiences

    26 July 2012

    By identifying successful experiences of social dialogue on environmental policy, the report at hand presents practices, challenges and opportunities in developing and strengthening an efficient social dialogue on environmental issues at national, supranational, subnational and sectoral level. The report, produced with the support of Sustainlabour, intends to promote a stronger interaction among governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in an increasingly challenging area for the world of work: environment, green economy and sustainable development.

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