Building effective employer and business membership organizations

A practical guide to managing small Employer and Business Membership Organizations in the Pacific

This guide is adapted from the ILO’s Managing Small Business Associations -Trainer’s Manual and the ITCILO series of resources for Effective Employer and Business Member Organizations. The material from these resources has been customized into a comprehensive and practical guide for leaders and managers of small Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMOs) in Pacific island countries to help them to review their EBMO’s operational structure and approach in different areas and to assist newer organizations to build appropriate structures and processes from the outset. The overarching aim of this guide is to help foster more resilient and sustainable EBMOs equipped to adapt and respond to the changing needs of their members and market conditions.