Publications

2016

  1. Thematic Policy Brief – Enterprise Formalization Finance

    20 October 2016

    Role of Finance in Driving Formalization of Informal Enterprises

  2. Thematic Policy Brief – Enterprise Formalization MNEs

    20 October 2016

    Formalization of SMEs in supply chains in Latin America: what role for mulitnational enterprises?

  3. SME Promotion Agencies: Is there a best set-up? A quest for good practices

    17 October 2016

    This study aims to identify good practices and lessons learnt with respect to the configuration and operation of SME promotion agencies. It has been developed in response to several requests from governments which approached the ILO for advice and information. Most current studies on the role of SME support institutions tend to focus on the regulatory and institutional frameworks, rather than on specific operational issues that define criteria for success. This study addresses both of these aspects of government-led SME promotion agencies.

  4. SMEs and Human Rights: What is the current state of play, what are the opportunities and challenges, what kind of support is needed?

    16 October 2016

  5. Does the combination of vocational and business management training produce extra benefits?

    13 October 2016

  6. YouthXchange Green Skills and Lifestyles Guidebook

    12 October 2016

    This Guidebook helps young people connect the talk about the green economy, green societies and green jobs to their lifestyles. It focuses on the skills required to make these transitions – providing case studies and insight on green jobs and the skills they will require in terms of social innovation and entrepreneurship, the role of different stakeholders (government and private sector) and life skills.

  7. The enabling environment for sustainable Enterprises in South Africa - 2016 - Summary & Recommendations

    30 September 2016

    This document provides an overview of the key findings from an Assessment of the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in South Africa, which was conducted by BUSA and the ILO in 2015. It summarises economic, social, political and environmental characteristics and constraints in the business environment for MSMEs and includes primary and secondary information on formal and informal enterprises. The overview further outlines priority areas and recommendations for government to address the identified challenges faced by formal and informal enterprises.

  8. SCORE Project Brochure

    11 September 2016

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises

  9. The enabling environment for sustainable Enterprises in Kyrgyzstan- 2017 Russian Version

    29 August 2016

    Comprehensive evaluation of the business environment of Kyrgyzstan. It provides a full review of the 17 factors identified by the International Labour Conference as the key conditions for an enabling business environment.

  10. The enabling environment for sustainable Enterprises in Kyrgyzstan- 2017

    29 August 2016

    Comprehensive evaluation of the business environment of Kyrgyzstan. It provides a full review of the 17 factors identified by the International Labour Conference as the key conditions for an enabling business environment.

  11. Public policies for the Social and Solidarity Economy: Towards a favourable environment The case of the Philippines

    26 August 2016

  12. National Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Assessment

    27 July 2016

  13. National Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Assessment

    27 July 2016

  14. Green Jobs: Progress Report 2014-2015

    22 July 2016

    This report provides an update on the activities which unfolded in 2014 and 2015 with the continued support of the Green Jobs Programme’s networks and partners.

  15. Microfinance and women entrepreneurship: an impact assessment of a start-up loan programme, IMON International, Tajikistan

    14 July 2016

  16. The importance of informal finance in promoting decent work among informal operators: A comparative study of Uganda and India

    07 July 2016

    Social Finance Working Paper. 66

  17. A cooperative way for empowering indigenous peoples

    04 July 2016

    The cooperative principles, along with the directed focus of Recommendation No. 193 on inclusion, sustainability and addressing the needs of the community, align closely with the principles that underline the rights of indigenous peoples.

  18. SCORE China Case Study: Meiyue Knitting Company is a brighter place to work

    01 July 2016

    By listening to employee suggestions Meiyue Knitting Company in Nanxun District, China, the enterprise reduced electricity costs while brightening up the workplace for staff members.

  19. Inclusive business practices in Africa's extractive industries

    02 June 2016

    The policy note presents key factors contributing to inclusive growth linked to the extractive industries in Africa, reflecting on the distinctive yet complementary roles of governments and multinational enterprises. The document considers the types of economic linkages to local communities and national economies that contribute towards employment, enterprise development, infrastructure, and ultimately to the economic transformation required for sustainable development. The factors are explained with reference to lessons learned from African countries at various stages of development of their mining, oil and gas sectors.

  20. Good Procurement Practices and SMEs in Global Supply Chains: What do we know so far?

    01 June 2016