Publications and tools on cooperatives

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

    24 March 2017

  2. Cooperation in a changing world of work: Towards a cooperative future

    16 March 2017

    This note looks at the ways in which cooperatives respond to technological, demographic, economic and environmental changes that are taking place within the world of work.

  3. Providing Care through Cooperatives 2: Literature Review and Case Studies

    01 March 2017

    Today, care is provided in myriad forms, from childcare and eldercare to care for persons living with a disability or illness. What is more, the need for care is growing worldwide, driven by demographic shifts including the growing ageing population and the rising number of persons living with illnesses.

  4. Cooperation in a changing world of work: Exploring the role of cooperatives in the future of work

    21 December 2016

    The world of work is undergoing major processes of change. There are several forces transforming it, from the onward march of technology and the impact of climate change to the changing character of production and employment, to name a few. This note presents some of the ways in which cooperatives are responding to and have the potential to play a greater role in the changing world of work.

  5. Public Policy in the social and solidarity economy: Towards a favourable environment - The case of Europe

    17 November 2016

  6. Public policies for the Social and Solidarity Economy: Towards a favourable environment The case of the Philippines

    26 August 2016

  7. A cooperative way for empowering indigenous peoples

    04 July 2016

    The cooperative principles, along with the directed focus of Recommendation No. 193 on inclusion, sustainability and addressing the needs of the community, align closely with the principles that underline the rights of indigenous peoples.

  8. Coop News No. 1, 2016

    25 April 2016

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between November 2015 and April 2016.

  9. Providing Care through Cooperatives 1: Survey and Interview Findings

    03 March 2016

    Cooperatives are emerging as an innovative type of care provider, particularly in the absence of viable public or other private options.This report lists challenges and opportunities that cooperatives face in the care sector, highlighting resources that cooperatives need in order to be viable care providers, enterprises and employers.

  10. Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

    01 March 2016

    The ILO approach to Women’s Entrepreneurship Development - Sustainable Enterprises