Publications

2021

  1. INFOTEP: Working to Promote Competitive, Responsible and Sustainable Enterprises in the Dominican Republic

    03 May 2021

    In 2016, the National Technical and vocational Training Institute of the Dominican Republic (INFOTEP) signed a cooperation agreement with the International Labour Organization to implement the ILO’s SCORE Training, aimed at improving working conditions and productivity in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through a combination of practical training in the classroom and technical assistance in the workplace.

  2. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 16, April 2021

    30 April 2021

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

  3. Social Finance Brief: Designing emergency loans - the experience of Dvara KGFS

    28 April 2021

    Dvara KGFS is a non-banking financial company (NBFC) based in India. Since its inception in 2008, Dvara KGFS has strived to build a unique model to meet the financial needs of rural customers to promote wealth creation. Over the past few years, Dvara KGFS has worked on offering a redesigned emergency loan product.

  4. Brochure - Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises

    26 April 2021

  5. Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) Brochure

    26 April 2021

    The EESE programme works to improve the enabling conditions for enterprise creation and growth, creating fertile ground for a successful business.

  6. From cash to digital wage payments in the Philippines: Win-win for enterprises and women employees

    12 April 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the development and adoption of digital payments, however challenges remain, particularly for low-income women workers and small enterprises. The ILO, in partnership with Women’s World Banking, assessed the awareness, use and acceptance of digital wage payments among enterprises and workers in the Philippines. The research study analyses the financial behaviors and attitudes of Filipino workers and the benefits and challenges for enterprises and workers to move from cash to digital wage payments. The study discusses the importance to capitalize on the momentum created by an enabling environment and the pandemic to scale the transition from cash to digital and drive the wide adoption and usage of responsible digital wage payments.

  7. Sector Selection and Rapid Market Assessment for Addressing Environmental Sustainability in Value Chain Development : Template for criteria and guiding questions.

    12 April 2021

  8. Environmental Sustainability in Value Chain and Market System Development for Decent Work : A Short Guide for Analysis and Intervention Design

    12 April 2021

  9. ProAgro Ethiopia Sector & Region Selection Study

    01 April 2021

    Prioritising potential in eight agriculture sectors

  10. Leveraging Japan’s role as a major investor to promote responsible labour practices in global supply chains

    01 April 2021

  11. A sub-sector selection in the Agroindustry for the ProAgro Project in Morocco

    01 April 2021

    Results and recommendations

  12. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 15, March, 2021

    01 April 2021

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

  13. Social Finance Brief: Microfund for Women, experience in serving refugees and host communities in Jordan

    31 March 2021

    In this brief, focussing on “Making Finance Work for Refugees”, Social Finance documents the experience of MFW Jordan. MFW aims to provide sustainable (non-)financial services to poor (female) entrepreneurs and to empower them socio-economically. Since broadening its product portfolio to meet refugees’ needs, MFW has been more exposed and familiarized with the new client segments and learned how to serve them effectively.

  14. What works for sustainability in entrepreneurship training delivery?

    31 March 2021

    A guide for practitioners based on lessons from ILO’s SIYB programme

  15. Rapport de mise à jour sur le Service d’assistance et le site web, mars 2021

    29 March 2021

  16. Social Finance Update

    08 March 2021

    Each month, Social Finance shares the latest insights into financial sector developments and Decent Work. This page gives an overview of all the Social Finance Updates released so far.

  17. Report on the expert advice service and web site March 2021

    08 March 2021

  18. Government laws and policies for gender equality

    04 March 2021

    This report examines how governments can design and implement policies that promote a future of work that is gender-responsive by design and is anchored in social justice and decent work principles.

  19. Case Brief: ALM Seguros

    26 February 2021

    ALM Seguros is a Brazilian company specialized in offering insurance products for emerging customers. In 2018, it was the fastest growing insurer in Brazil. This Case Brief covers the journey of ALM Seguros, which sells microinsurance through traditional brokers, but also non-traditional channels.

  20. Progress review of the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises Programme in Montenegro

    19 February 2021