The ILOs strongest involvement in BDS has been in the following areas:
- Business management training. In the area of management training the ILO has training tools that cover the whole spectrum of target groups from illiterate micro entrepreneurs to growth oriented small and medium scale entrepreneurs, please see the SIYB homepage for one of the biggest global SME management training programmes for Micro and small entrepreneurs introduced in more than 100 countries. Please do also refer to the webpages on Women and Youth Entrepreneurship.
- Media based enterprise development programmes have been developed in Uganda, Zambia, China and Sri Lanka aiming at improving the way different media markets can support SMEs and at improving the business culture
- Research has been conducted into the linkages of BDS and financial services.
- ILOs training arm, the International Training centre of the ILO in Turin (http://www.itcilo.org) Offer a range of distance and in-person courses that transmit knowledge in supporting BDS markets and Value Chains, including (BDS and MARKETDEV)
02 August 2010
01 May 2005 to 30 September 2009 -
01 January 2008
Eighth Annual BDS Seminar - Chiang Mai, Thailand, September 2007
Synergies through linkages: Who benefits from linking micro-finance and business development services?
06 June 2007
01 April 2001
A FIT Manual
03 January 2008
Employment Working Paper No. 2
01 October 2008
Case Study of the Palama Forum Theatre Project for Enterprise Culture Sri Lanka, 2005-2008
28 January 2010
Applying a market development lens to an ILO local enterprise development project
01 October 2005
Sixth Annual BDS Seminar - Turin, Italy, September 2005
01 July 2003
July 2003, Costa Rica
01 August 2004
01 September 2003
Background paper for BDS conference presentation, September 2003.
The 2006 Reader - Implementing Sustainable Private Sector Development: Striving for Tangible Results for The Poor
22 September 2006
Seventh Annual BDS Seminar - Chiang Mai, Thailand, September 2006
Linking Business Development Services to Financial Services: The case of Financiera Solución in Peru
01 March 2004