Publications and tools on cooperatives

August 2008

  1. Cooperating out of poverty - the renaissance of African cooperatives movement

    10 August 2008

    Eradicating poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be the biggest challenge for the global community today. During the last 25 years, the number of poor has doubled from 150 million to 300 million, half the population surviving on $1 a day or less. According to the report of the Commission for Africa, “the continent needs successful African entrepreneurs and a strong and vibrant small enterprise sector to provide the innovation and productivity growth necessary for long-term poverty reduction”.

January 2008

  1. Financial Education - Cambodia - Trainer’s manual

    01 January 2008

    This guide primarily targets women, who usually manage household money in Cambodia. The training makes them more informed and empowered financial decision-makers, able to set financial targets and reach them. This helps them to improve their living conditions, send their children to school and enjoy rewarding lives.

  2. Financial Education - Cambodia - Trainer’s manual

    01 January 2008

    This guide primarily targets women, who usually manage household money in Cambodia. The training makes them more informed and empowered financial decision-makers, able to set financial targets and reach them. This helps them to improve their living conditions, send their children to school and enjoy rewarding lives.

  3. Business Group Formation Empowering Women and Men in Developing Communities

    01 January 2008

    This manual helps trainers to promote group formation as a way to empower women and men in low income communities. It is designed for use in workshops to facilitate the process of group formation and development for joint production, business and/or social activities, such as buying raw materials together, sharing business premises, joint marketing and mutual assistance in coping with family emergencies.

January 2007

  1. Helping micro and small enterprises cope with HIV/AIDS - A handbook for small business associations and service providers

    01 January 2007

    This handbook attempts to respond to the needs and constraints of small and micro enterprises, formal or informal, by providing practical guidance for those who regulate, advise and support them. The objectives of the handbook are to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on micro and small enterprise owners, managers and workers and to offer policy and technical guidance to the individuals and institutions that provide support and services to small businesses.

October 2005

  1. Leadership training manual for women leaders of cooperatives

    05 October 2005

February 2005

  1. Guidelines for cooperative legislation, second revised edition

    01 February 2005

    Provides guidance on how to draft a cooperative law.

September 2004

  1. Productivity in cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises: ownership and participation - Make a difference

    01 September 2004

    This volume has been prepared as a background paper for the ILO's World employment Report 2004: Employment, productivity and poverty reduction. It examines how the ownership structure and the active participation of workers and members in cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises impact on the productivity of such enterprises.

March 2004

  1. Cooperatives and the Millennium Development Goals

    01 March 2004

March 2003

  1. Rediscovering the cooperative advantage Poverty reduction through self-help

    03 March 2003