1. © M. Crozet / ILO 2024

    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, May/June 2023

    24 May 2023

  2. Green Business Guide

    23 May 2023

    Businesses must incorporate principles of sustainability into their decisions to reduce their negative impacts on the environment. This comprehensive report provides practical guidance on how businesses can achieve this, and ensure profitability and environmental responsibility through sustainable practices.

  3. Report on the expert advice service and web site March 2023

    22 May 2023

  4. Cooperative Care Provision as a Gender-Transformative Decent Work Solution

    19 May 2023

    The ILO’s Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Branch (GEDI) and Cooperatives Unit (COOP) are working together on building an innovative cross-regional, multi-country programme on Cooperative Care Provision as a Gender transformative Decent Work Solution. The programme aims to enhance care provision through cooperatives and other social and solidarity entities starting with a series of pilot initiatives. The full programme is expected to help strengthen and scale up national support networks to better serve their members by building capacities for improved delivery of services, and advocating for their needs, concerns, and priorities.

  5. The humanitarian development nexus in action: A review and mapping of market-led approaches in forced displacement contexts

    16 May 2023

    This report provides insights and lessons learned on the implementation of market-based approaches in displacement contexts.

  6. Social Finance Brief: RUFI's journey in serving refugees and host communities in South Sudan and Uganda

    12 May 2023

    In this brief, focussing on “Making Finance Work for Refugees”, Social Finance documents the experience of the Rural Finance Initiative (RUFI) in South Sudan and Uganda. RUFI aims to provide financial services to rural entrepreneurs to improve their living standards. This Social Finance Brief covers RUFI's operations in the context of displacement from South Sudan to Uganda.

  7. Social Finance Brief: Seguros Bolivar

    25 April 2023

    In 2018, the Colombian insurance company Seguros Bolivar launched “Tranquilidad Pymes”, a multi-risk insurance product to protect micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Colombia. This Social Finance Brief shows how the company developed its communications and product design strategy.

  8. Think.COOP for refugees and host communities

    11 April 2023

    Think.COOP for refugees and host communities is designed for refugees and host community residents who are interested in joining or starting a cooperative. During this orientation, the participants: (i) learn about the fundamentals of a cooperative business; (ii) understand the conditions under which the cooperative is a better way to doing business; (iii) analyse how social cohesion and trust can help one pursue opportunities to improve one’s livelihood; and (iv) learn how cooperative can contribute to build trust and social cohesion at the community level. At the end of this orientation, the participants will be better able to decide whether the cooperative business model is right for them.

  9. ILO Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work

    29 March 2023

    The Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work Programme was launched by the ILO and the Governments of Norway and Switzerland to address constraints to productivity growth and decent job creation.

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    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Mar/Apr 2023

    29 March 2023

  11. Brief: Promoting responsible digital wage payments

    27 March 2023

    Digital wage payments (wages paid into a bank or mobile account or a prepaid card) have become the norm for most workers worldwide. But millions of workers still lack access to them. When designed and offered responsibly, digital wage payments can benefit workers, employers, and governments, contributing to sustainable enterprises and worker well-being. This brief gives an overview of the different considerations to maximize the potential of digital wage payments.

  12. Glossary of frequently used terminology

    27 March 2023

    Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work

  13. Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration)

    24 March 2023

    The MNE Declaration is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance to enterprises on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices. It is the only global instrument in this area that was elaborated and adopted by governments, employers and workers from around the world. It was adopted more than 40 years ago and amended several times (in 2000, 2006, 2017), most recently in 2022. Its principles are addressed to MNEs, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations and cover areas such as employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. All principles build on international labour standards (ILO conventions and recommendations). The MNE Declaration facilitates outreach and understanding of the Decent Work agenda in the private sector. It is a key instrument guiding the Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) agenda to achieve inclusive, sustainable and responsible supply chains.

  14. Transformational change for gender equality through responsible business conduct - Certification programme - info note

    16 March 2023

  15. Results of pilot trials on greenhouse productivity and working condition with 12 selected farmers in Akkar and the Bekaa

    16 March 2023

  16. Building inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystems in Nepal: An analysis of Kathmandu and Pokhara

    15 March 2023

    The report presented here utilizes the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Approach to analyze Nepal's entrepreneurship ecosystems. This analysis specifically focuses on young entrepreneurs in Kathmandu and Pokhara, exploring their roles and opportunities within these systems.

  17. Guidelines for employment diagnostics in times of continuous change

    08 March 2023

    This guidance note outlines ILO’s approach to employment diagnostics in order to analyse labour market dynamics in continuous change.

  18. Social Finance Brief: Suramericana Argentina

    06 March 2023

    Suramericana is a company of Colombian origin with more than 70 years of experience in the Latin American insurance market. This Social Finance Brief describes Suramericana's work on providing insurance to micro, small and medium enterprises in Argentina.

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    Special edition - International Women's Day 2023 - EMPLOYMENT Newsletter

    06 March 2023

    This is a special themed edition of the EMPLOYMENT newsletter published on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2023.

  20. Towards more and better jobs in Albania

    01 March 2023

    Findings of a job quality diagnostic