Publications

2017

  1. Cooperatives and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Cooperatives and Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining

    02 June 2017

    Freedom of association is an enabling right to the enjoyment of all other FPRW, as it opens the door to participatory actions against forced labour, the protection of children from abuses, and responsive measures based on non-discrimination and equality. This note looks at the role of cooperatives, both as employers and as organizations formed by workers, in promoting freedom of association to their members and workers.

  2. Cooperatives and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Cooperatives and Forced Labour

    02 June 2017

    Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors most affected by compulsory and forced labour. Migrant workers and indigenous people are particularly vulnerable to it. This note looks at how cooperatives and their unions and federations can play a crucial role reaching out to their members and imparting tools and know-how that facilitate their change toward elimination of forced labour practices.

  3. Cooperatives and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Cooperatives and Child Labour

    02 June 2017

    The international community has identified the elimination of child labour as a fundamental human right at work, and in recent years there have been advances in its elimination. This note looks at the way in which cooperatives, with their significant presence in many countries, have a role to play in elimination of child labour.

  4. Microfinance and risk management: Impact evaluation of an integrated risk management and microinsurance client training TYM, Vietnam

    23 May 2017

    Social Finance Working Paper. 69

  5. Microfinance and risk management: Impact evaluation of a financial education programme, AMK Cambodia

    23 May 2017

    Social Finance Working Paper. 68

  6. Labour Unions and the promotion of inclusive finance for workers

    23 May 2017

    Social Finance Working Paper. 73

  7. SCORE Training Flyer with Infographics

    17 May 2017

  8. Rapid Market Assessment of Key Sectors for Women and Youth in Zimbabwe

    17 May 2017

    Apiculture, artisanal mining, mopane worms, and horticulture

  9. The Next 15 Million: Entrepreneurship Training At Scale – New Data On The Global Outreach Of ILO’s Entrepreneurship Training

    16 May 2017

    A global tracer study on the ILO’s entrepreneurship training program Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) showing that global outreach more than doubled in the past five years. With 15 million participants SIYB is the most popular entrepreneurship training program.

  10. Green Business Booklet

    12 May 2017

    Going green is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense too, as the greening of enterprises results in improved access to markets, higher productivity and cost savings. The Green Business Booklet is part of the Green Jobs packages and the Start and Improve Your Business series of products and helps aspiring entrepreneurs to come up with a green business idea and existing entrepreneurs to green their businesses.

  11. Sector Selection for Decent Work: Tips, Tricks and Tools

    20 April 2017

  12. Market systems facilitation, how good are you?

    20 April 2017

  13. A National Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Egypt

    20 April 2017

  14. Creating shared value in the Dominican Republic banana industry

    06 April 2017

    A market systems analysis of plantation business performance and worker wages

  15. ILO’s contribution to the objectives of the Green Climate Fund: Enhancing action on climate change through a just transition and the creation of decent work

    01 April 2017

    The purpose of this document is to provide insight into the contributions the ILO is making towards climate change action, targeting the GCF stakeholders, including National Designated Authorities (NDAs), GCF Board Members, Accredited Entities and Project Managers, as well as the GCF Secretariat. It informs how ILO programmes address climate change from an employment perspective.

  16. Multinational enterprises and inclusive development: Harnessing national social dialogue institutions to address the governance gap

    01 April 2017

    This paper is a part of the research project of the Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit of the Governance and Tripartism Department (DIALOGUE/GOVERNANCE) and the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprises Engagement Unit of the Enterprises Department (ENT/MULTI) whose main objective is to analyse and document country experiences in the area of tripartite social dialogue and multinational enterprises (MNEs) and foreign direct investment (FDI).

  17. Public policies for the Social and Solidarity Economy: Towards an enabling environment. The case of South Africa

    24 March 2017

  18. Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration) - 5th Edition (March 2017)

    17 March 2017

    The MNE Declaration is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance to enterprises on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices. It is the only global instrument in this area that was elaborated and adopted by governments, employers and workers from around the world. It was adopted close to 40 years ago (amended in 2000 and 2006) and revised in 2017. Its principles are addressed to MNEs, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations and cover areas such as employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. All principles build on international labour standards (ILO conventions and recommendations). The MNE Declaration facilitates outreach and understanding of the Decent Work Agenda in the private sector.

  19. Growing micro-enterprises: How gender and family can impact outcomes – evidence from Uganda

    16 March 2017

  20. SCORE Training - Promoting the capacity of suppliers in global supply chains

    15 March 2017