Publications

2015

  1. Microcredit in France: What impact does it have on employment?

    06 August 2015

    Social Finance Working Paper No. 58

  2. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: An annotated bibliography on the application of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy

    04 August 2015

    This annotated bibliography provides a succinct overview of the significant amount of research, analysis, and guidance documents on the activities of multinational enterprises (MNEs) that has been published by the ILO and others from 2005 to 2015. The publication presents a solid collection of works relevant to the ILO MNE Declaration and provides a range of information on labour and employment issues to parties interested in translating the principles of the Declaration into action. It will be of interest to ILO constituents, ILO staff members and researchers who deal with issues related to investment, MNEs and decent work. Those interested in MNEs, CSR, the role of the private sector in development and FDI more broadly, may also find this bibliography useful in their work.

  3. Advancing gender equality: The co-operative way

    30 July 2015

    Great strides have been made towards gender equality over the last two decades. Nevertheless, deep gender disparities persist across the globe, surfacing in labour markets, as well as other realms. Compared to men, women continue to earn less, are more likely to partake in unpaid labour, and are more apt to be excluded from decent work and opportunities for advancement. As gender equity is increasingly seen as a pillar for sustainable economic development and broad social well-being, alternative models to development which incorporate women’s equality in work are needed. Rooted in values of self-help, equality, and equity, as well as economic growth through cooperation and democratic processes, co-operative enterprises are well-positioned to answer this call.

  4. Advancing gender equality: The co-operative way

    30 June 2015

    Great strides have been made towards gender equality over the last two decades. Nevertheless, deep gender disparities persist across the globe, surfacing in labour markets, as well as other realms. Compared to men, women continue to earn less, are more likely to partake in unpaid labour, and are more apt to be excluded from decent work and opportunities for advancement. As gender equity is increasingly seen as a pillar for sustainable economic development and broad social well-being, alternative models to development which incorporate women’s equality in work are needed. Rooted in values of self-help, equality, and equity, as well as economic growth through cooperation and democratic processes, co-operative enterprises are well-positioned to answer this call.

  5. At work together: The cooperative advantage for people with disabilities

    26 June 2015

    This brief is third in the ILO COOP series of briefs on Cooperatives and the World of Work. It looks into the models for cooperative enterprises to promote the inclusion of women and men with disabilities into the work-place.

  6. Decent Work in the Green Economy. Business Cases from Turkey

    12 June 2015

    This report showcases the experiences of selected enterprises in implementing green business models. It aims to contribute to the knowledge sharing and analysis that will lead to the shaping of inclusive green jobs strategies for decent work promotion in Turkey’s transition to a greener economy.

  7. Wage labor, agriculture-based economies, and pathways out of poverty: taking stock of the evidence

    02 June 2015

  8. COOP news update

    29 May 2015

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between June and October, 2015.

  9. COOP news update

    29 May 2015

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between January and May, 2015.

  10. The Story of the ILO’s Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No.193) A review of the process of making ILO Recommendation No. 193, its implementation and its impact

    27 May 2015

    This publication highlights how the Recommendation No. 193 is being used, and its impact on the laws, policies and practices of countries. The publication also provides a brief account of the ILO’s engagement with cooperative development.

  11. The Green Jobs Programme of the ILO

    26 May 2015

    The brochure presents the programme's approach, services, milestones and provides a snapshot of key activities.

  12. Value chain analysis in Peru's quinoa sector

    22 May 2015

    Capturing the gains of a growing market

  13. Towards the Inclusion of SMEs in Mozambique's New Economy

    22 May 2015

    A market systems analysis of the building construction sector in Cabo Delgado

  14. Rapid Market Assessment in Peru

    22 May 2015

  15. Decent Work in the Rural Economy: Greener jobs and better business for women and men in Southern Costa Rica

    15 May 2015

    This case study is based on the Brunca programme which promoted greener and better jobs in this region.

  16. A Rough Guide to Value Chain Development

    05 May 2015

    How to create employment and improve working conditions in targeted sectors

  17. SCORE China Case Study: OSH improvements in Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Co., Ltd.

    22 April 2015

    This presentation contains a selection of photos taken at Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Co., Ltd. a manufacturer of cables and electric wires, showing some of the changes they introduced following Module 5 SCORE Training - Safety and Health at Work: A platform for productivity.

  18. SCORE China Case Study: Chongqing Jianghua work safety and productivity improvement

    21 April 2015

    A factory in China, Chongqing Jianghua Rubber and plastic manufacturing Company Limited was able to make very substantial improvement in the work process that not only boosted productivity but also greatly improved work safety.

  19. SCORE Case Study Indonesia: PT. Indo Veneer Utama delivered OSH Improvements that benefited all

    21 April 2015

    PT. IndoVeneer, a furniture manufacturer in Central Java, implemented SCORE Training module "Safety and Health at Work: A platform for productivity". Under the supervision of Labour Inspectors from Central Java Province, they created a plan to improve the OSH in their factory, beginning by modifying the vacuum used to extract dust from the work environment to optimize its performance.

  20. Promoting occupational health and safety in the building construction sector in Zambia

    16 April 2015

    This fact sheet analyses the potential of promotion occupational safety and health in the building construction sector in Zambia