Enterprises Department

All across the world people are in search of jobs. Jobs so they can raise their families and send their children to school. Jobs that provide access to social protection for them and their families. And, jobs in which they are respected, can organize and have a voice. What they want is decent work.

Enterprises play a key role in creating productive and decent work that helps meet the economic and social aspirations of people and their communities. Whether small, medium or large, enterprises – including cooperatives – they are a major source of growth and employment in all countries. Enterprises and the entrepreneurs who run them play a crucial role in creating jobs and reducing poverty.

" The ILO has a mandate, recognized in the 2008 Declaration, to promote sustainable enterprises as an integral part of the Decent Work Agenda.”

Guy Ryder, Director-General
International Labour Organization

What's new

  1. © Dana Smillie / World Bank 2015


    Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs

    This meeting will bring together experts from around the world to review and endorse draft policy guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.

  2. Video

    Kenya: The Green Jobs Hackathon

    02 October 2015

    The Green Jobs hackathon forum targeted selected MSMEs in the green building construction industry to develop innovative solutions and create synergies for enhancing sustainability and employment creation in the building and construction industry in Kenya. It came about the success of the Eco Manyatta project.

  3. Video

    Kenya: Green jobs creation through eco manyattas

    01 October 2015

    The adverse effects of deforestation that occurs in the building and construction of pastoralist homes in Kenya has direct impacts on the health and environment of these communities. Arid climate conditions and extreme weather events only exacerbate the problems of local development. The Eco Manyatta project enhances the living standards of these pastoral communities through green jobs creation in the construction of eco-friendly manyattas.

  4. News

    SCORE in the Tourism Sector gathers pace

    18 September 2015

    An update on the outreach of SCORE Training in tourism enterprises in South Africa, Kenya with some good news from Indonesia

  5. Event

    What in entrepreneurship development helps women entrepreneurs to succeed? - What the evidence is telling us.

  6. Event

    Training on Monitoring and Results Measurement in Private Sector Development

  7. © SCORE 2015

    Productivity and working conditions in Latin America

    Small & medium enterprises in Latin America: the path to productivity

    25 August 2015

    A shoe factory in Colombia seeks to improve its competitiveness by establishing mechanisms for better cooperation in the workplace.