Publications on Social and Solidarity Economy

November 2021

  1. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate

    30 November 2021

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives by the ILO and partners.

  2. An ILO initiative on advancing the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives

    29 November 2021

    The ‘Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives’ were adopted at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in October 2018, which were then approved by the Governing Body of the ILO in March 2019. The guidelines are a first step toward an international norm on statistics of cooperatives.

  3. Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy Landscape in Asia Spotlight on Republic of Korea

    29 November 2021

    This series of briefs presents the SSE landscape for six countries in Asia, policy challenges and preliminary pathways for strengthening SSE in the region. The research is part of the ILO project “Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Policy in Asia,” implemented in partnership with the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA) and supported by the Korean Ministry of Employment and Labour (MOEL).

  4. Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy Landscape in Asia - Setting the scene

    29 November 2021

    This series of briefs presents the SSE landscape for six countries in Asia, policy challenges and preliminary pathways for strengthening SSE in the region. The research is part of the ILO project “Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Policy in Asia,” implemented in partnership with the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA) and supported by the Korean Ministry of Employment and Labour (MOEL).

  5. Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems: The case of the Republic of Korea

    25 November 2021

    This paper is organised into four sections. The first section describes the social and solidarity economy (SSE) ecosystem in the Republic of Korea, with a focus on its roots and drivers, the main actors and stakeholders involved and the policy framework that regulates it. The second section examines the main financial mechanisms available to SSE organisations in the country, analysing their features and providing specific examples. The third section looks at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, both in terms of its effects on SSE organisations and the potential role of the SSE in recovery efforts.

  6. Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems: The case of Quebec

    25 November 2021

    This case study examines the financial mechanisms that support the social economy in Quebec, Canada. Quebec’s innovative social economy ecosystem is rooted in strong associative and cooperative traditions, well developed networks, and strong partnerships between the social economy and government.

  7. Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems: The case of Morocco

    25 November 2021

    In this paper, the main aspects related to the Moroccan SSE ecosystem, its main protagonists and the public policies that frame it are explored. Also, the means of financing available within the SSE framework in Morocco are analysed. Finally, the issue of the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on the SSE sector in the Moroccan context are explored.

  8. Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems: The case of Italy

    25 November 2021

    This study presents an analysis of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Italy and of the financial mechanisms available to Italian SSE organisations to fund their operations and investments. The analysis is based on the latest available data and research and seeks to present an up to date snapshot of the Italian SSE ecosystem in all of its various components, focusing in particular on the issue of finance for the SSE.

  9. Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems: The case of Ecuador

    24 November 2021

    This paper analyses the Ecuadorean SSE ecosystem, the main effects of the COVID-19 crisis and the role that the SSE may play in post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts. The final section presents the conclusions and recommendations to support and develop the sector, focusing on the policies necessary to promote a dynamic and consolidated SSE. Based on different values compared with those of conventional systems, the SSE represents one of the most promising alternatives not only for the development of the country but also for the creation of a model that promotes greater equality.

  10. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 22, October 2021

    01 November 2021

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy and partners.