Publications

2020

  1. Empowering Women at Work. Trade Union Policies and Practices for Gender Equality

    11 November 2020

  2. Company policies and practices for gender equality

    11 November 2020

    This document was prepared as part of a series of publications on key stakeholders’ illustrative practices on gender equality at work under the EU, UN Women and ILO project “Empowering women at work through responsible business conduct in G7 countries”. Although it has a particular focus on companies operating in G7 and EU countries, it can be of use to companies regardless of where they are located.

  3. Formally Challenged

    02 November 2020

    Tackling Informality in Market System Development projects

  4. Formally Challenged

    02 November 2020

    Tackling Informality in Market System Development projects

  5. Case Brief: Field Accident Insurance - PROFIN Foundation

    02 November 2020

    PROFIN Foundation is a Bolivian institution with more than 20 years of experience in developing programmes and initiatives to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people through innovation and financial inclusion. In 2018, they designed and marketed a new accident insurance, specifically for amateur field sports players. As of 2020, this special product protects more than 9,000 players.

  6. Action Toolkit: Building Back with Better Jobs

    30 October 2020

    Mainstreaming Business Models for Decent Work

  7. Action Toolkit: Building Back with Better Jobs

    30 October 2020

    Mainstreaming Business Models for Decent Work

  8. Getting Beyond Tier 1

    27 October 2020

    Using a systems approach to improve working conditions in global supply chains

  9. Getting Beyond Tier 1:

    27 October 2020

    Using a systems approach to improve working conditions in global supply chains

  10. SIYB Update 2020

    27 October 2020

    The “Start and Improve your Business (SIYB)” Update 2020 is out! This year’s update features news from 45 countries, as well as info on new global highlights.

  11. Employment effects in impact investments

    26 October 2020

    As part of the Joint ILO-EU STRENGHTEN Project, the ILO conducted two studies on the employment effects of impact investments, with a focus on the cashew value chain in Tanzania and a financial institution supporting smallholder schemes in Zimbabwe. The across case analysis concludes that the investments triggered not only an increase in employment numbers, but also improved skills of the labour force, management systems of the investee companies, and labour practices. The findings are geared at informing the development of the EU’s External Investment Plan.

  12. Impact of ILO SCORE Training on management practices, working conditions and business results in Peruvian SMEs

    14 October 2020

  13. Why settle for recovery? A guidance note on building back better micro & small enterprises and resilient market systems during crisis and after lockdown

    12 October 2020

  14. Sectoral Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in the Agriculture and Renewable Energy Sectors in Somalia

    08 October 2020

  15. Applying labour law to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises: A comparative study of 16 countries

    07 October 2020

    This study considers the ways in which different countries regulate labour rights for MSME workers, its main purpose being to improve understanding of current trends and developments in this area. The 16 countries covered by the study are Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey and the United Republic of Tanzania.

  16. Market Systems Analysis for Skills in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sub-sectors in Zambia

    02 October 2020

    Final Report April 2020

  17. Case Brief: Tunajali

    30 September 2020

    “Tunajali” is a Swahili word that means, “we care about you”. It is also an e-commerce initiative that seeks to develop and provide inclusive insurance in all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read about Tunajali and their journey in this Case Brief.

  18. Rokin Banks’ responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan

    30 September 2020

    Like any other country, the population and economy of Japan are badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The preliminary figures for real GDP in the second quarter of 2020 show a decline of 7.8%. Rokin Banks (a network of 13 union-led cooperative financial institutions) are well positioned to provide support and protect the livelihoods of workers and their families, given their 70-year-experience in building an inclusive society and advancing financial inclusion of workers. Read about the special measures that Rokin Banks have recently introduced in this short brief.

  19. ILO Environmental Sustainability Action Plans for 2018–21

    30 September 2020

  20. Labour Law Compliance and the Role of Labour: Inspection in Viet Nam’s Electronics Sector

    24 September 2020

    The study mapped out the industry situation and sought to address how enterprises can generate more and better jobs through socially responsible labour practices in Viet Nam’s electronics sector, taking into account the evolving transnational production system as the country further integrates in the global economy.