1. EESE Report

    A comparative analysis from the EESE programme in Zambia, Honduras, Montenegro, Sierra Leone and Mozambique: key findings and lessons learned

    14 January 2022

    The five case studies look back on the EESE process in specific countries to document how the assessment was conducted, which stakeholders were involved, what recommendations and action plans were issued as a result of the assessment, and how these were taken up by local partners to lead to reforms and, ultimately, improved enabling environment, enterprise development and job creation. These five case studies are input into the preparation of the present comparative study which aims at collecting the key findings from the country-level case studies and identifying common lessons learned and success factors, which should provide evidence for revision of the programme. The main research questions addressed by this report are: can EESE methodology drive change in a sustainable way, what are the key success factors, what are the main opportunities for programme to grow and evolve.

  2. EESE Report

    A framework to support small firms in developing countries navigate crises and build resilience

    10 December 2021

    This wide-ranging report addresses head-on some of the key challenges that shocks pose to small firms in developing countries and outlines a range of policy options that can help support small firms during such conditions. It also presents concrete and numerous examples of measures which are derived from previous shocks and from the COVID-19 shock.

  3. Article

    Business Environment Reform and Social Dialogue training, 18 November 2021.

    26 November 2021

    The European Commission together with the ILO provided a training on Decent Work and Social Dialogue in Business Environment Reforms. This training was held on 18 November and brought together EU officials and EU delegations from partner countries. This occurred in the framework of the DCED partnership (Donor Committee for Enterprise Development) which brings together ILO, EU, GIZ and the World Bank.

  4. Article

    EESE tripartite workshop in Centrafrican Republic - 5 November 2021.

    26 November 2021

    The tripartite partners, under the Joint Consultative Commission for Improving Business Environment, confirm their support for promoting an enabling environment and improving key barriers, as identified in the ILO Report and Action plan.

  5. Publication

    Putting Gender at the Heart of Business Environment Reform

    25 October 2021

    This report charts some key entryways for better incorporating gender in business environment reform, with a focus both on policies themselves, and the processes for their proper implementation.

  6. Video

    DCED ILO Webinar on Social Protection in Small Enterprises during Covid-19

    13 October 2021

    This Webinar considers the role of providing social protection to small enterprises and their workers.

  7. Publication

    Tripartite coordination mechanism on business growth, investment and decent jobs

    20 September 2021

  8. Video

    How taxes can benefit micro, small and medium enterprises

    16 September 2021

    High business taxation and burdensome compliance procedures disproportionately affect Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s), limiting their ability to invest and grow. According to a new ILO working paper, Preferential Tax Regimes can offer lower tax rates and simplify regulations. They can also help enterprises move from the informal to the formal economy.

  9. Publication

    Documenting the achievements of the EESE programme in Mozambique

    14 September 2021

    A case study of the pilot project “Resilient Business in Beira”

  10. Document

    The Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in Sao Tomé e Principe

    26 July 2021