Instructional materials


  1. Toolkit on Poverty Reduction through Tourism in Rural Areas

    01 March 2012

    The toolkit outlines the background to poverty reduction approaches and how the ILO is involved within the context of decent work and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Recent developments in tourism and a vision for an inclusive, pro-poor, rural tourism industry are summarized.

  2. Managing your agricultural cooperative, My.COOP

    01 February 2012

    Training package and programme on the management of agricultural cooperatives


  1. “Social and Solidarity Economy: Our common road towards Decent Work” - Reader for the ILO Academy on Social And Solidarity Academy 2011

    24 October 2011

    Social and Solidarity Economy: Our common road towards Decent Work" - Reader in support of the Second Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, 24-28 October 2011, Montreal, Canada. The Reader brings together a series of articles to help build a common understanding of the concept of Social Solidarity Economy (SSE), with specific focus on issues regarding governance and organizational management, policy and networking in and for the organizations of the SEE. It also includes general information about the ILO and the social and solidarity economy initiative and articles on the relationship between SSE and the Informal Economy, Green Economy, Local Development and modalities of financing the SSE.

  2. Achieving Equal Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities through Legislation (Online guide)

    01 September 2011

    This online education and training guide is intended to support improved capacity of governments in collaboration with social partners and civil society to design, implement and evaluate legislation that effectively supports equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

  3. Training on Public Employment Services in North Sudan

    01 August 2011

  4. Promoting Co-operatives, A guide to ILO Recommendation 193

    27 July 2011

    The guide is designed to introduce the international policy guideline International Labour Organisation (ILO) Recommendation 193 which provides a framework for cooperatives in the 21st century. The guide helps understand how the 'Recommendation' provides a basis for law and policies on cooperatives as well as how and why there is a need to campaign for cooperatives. Designed to be used in all parts of the world, the publication is written in a simple format to enable ease in translation. It is the result of a collaborative effort of the Co-operative College of the United Kingdom, the International Labour Office (ILO) and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA).

  5. Project Design Manual, a step-by-step tool to Support the Development of Cooperatives and Other Forms of Self-Help Organizations

    18 July 2011


  1. Socio-Economic Reintegration of Ex-combatants

    12 August 2010


  2. Local Economic Recovery in Post-Conflict

    12 August 2010

    Guidelines, 1st Edition

  3. International Instruments and Corporate Social Responsibility. A booklet to Accompany Training on the Labour Dimension of CSR: from Principles to Practice Updated version

    07 July 2010


  1. Guidelines on Gender in Employment Policies: Information Resource Book

    14 December 2009

    Provides guidelines on how to mainstream gender equality in specific employment policy areas.

  2. SWTS: A methodological guide - Module 5: Disseminating survey results.

    01 December 2009

    Disseminating survey results

  3. SWTS: A methodological guide - Module 4: Key indicators of youth labour markets: Concepts, definitions and tabulations.

    01 December 2009

    Key indicators of youth labour markets

  4. SWTS: A methodological guide - Module 3: Sampling methodology.

    01 December 2009

    Sampling methodology

  5. SWTS: A methodological guide - Module 2: SWTS questionnaires.

    01 December 2009

    SWTS questionnaires

  6. SWTS: A methodological guide - Module 1: Basics concepts, roles and implementation process.

    01 December 2009

    Basic concepts, roles and implementation process

  7. Country level rapid impact assessment of crisis on employment

    05 October 2009

  8. Making the strongest links: A practical guide to mainstreaming gender analysis in value chain development

    31 July 2009

    A new publication from the ILO provides groundbreaking methods for incorporating gender concerns into the different stages of value chain analysis and strengthening the links essential for gender equality and promoting sustainable pro-poor growth and development strategies.


  1. The labour Principles of the United Nations Global Compact – A Guide for Business

    16 December 2008

    A publication of the UN Global Compact Labour Working Group, this Guide aims to help companies better understand and apply the four labour principles into practice (UN Global Compact principles 3-6). In a question and answer format, this Guide provides a description of each of the four Global Compact labour principles, and also provides practical guidance on what companies can do to respect, promote, and realise them. It also contains an inventory of key ILO resources that can help companies put the labour principles in practice.

  2. International Instruments and Corporate Social Responsibility. A booklet to Accompany Training on the Labour Dimension of CSR: from Principles to Practice

    12 January 2008