02 June 2017
The international community has identified the elimination of child labour as a fundamental human right at work, and in recent years there have been advances in its elimination. This note looks at the way in which cooperatives, with their significant presence in many countries, have a role to play in elimination of child labour.
Public policies for the Social and Solidarity Economy: Towards an enabling environment. The case of South Africa
24 March 2017
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.
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.
Evaluating the results of an agricultural cooperative support programme: Business practices, access to finance, youth employment
31 January 2017
The “Impact report” series disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported impact evaluations. Reports include baseline, endline and qualitative studies which describe the impact estimates of evaluations of youth employment interventions based on experimental and quasi-experimental designs.
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.
Public Policy in the social and solidarity economy: Towards a favourable environment - The case of Europe
17 November 2016
Public policies for the Social and Solidarity Economy: Towards a favourable environment The case of the Philippines
26 August 2016
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.
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.