Enterprise development

Promoting cooperatives in the Arab States

In the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) a new cooperative law modelled on ILO recommendations has been approved by the Council of Ministers. In addition, in 2011 the ILO trained administrative committee members from twenty Palestinian women’s cooperatives in the West Bank on awareness raising, business skills development, coaching, management, governance and marketing. Twelve participating cooperatives received grants and a pool of extension workers was established to sustain the development of cooperatives in the oPt.