1. Terms of reference

    Call for consultants: Assessment of MSME barriers to social protection in Zambia

    26 September 2023

    The ILO is inviting applications from national consultants to undertake a diagnostic study to identify social protection barriers facing Zambian MSMEs (formal and informal) and understand ways in which existing contributory schemes can be adapted to MSME needs to promote their registration and coverage to social protection and encourage transition to formality.

  2. Enabling environment for sustainable enterprises

    Leveraging foreign investment for decent and productive jobs: Enabling policies and strategies for linkage development in Cambodia

    03 July 2023

  3. Publication

    Promoting Gender Sensitive Business Environment Reform in South-East Asia: A Compendium of Solutions

    28 November 2022

  4. News

    Promoting gender-sensitive business environment reform is key to advancing women’s entrepreneurship development and decent work

    28 November 2022

    While governments must create conditions for an enabling business environment, public and private stakeholders should be increasingly involved in ensuring women’s representation in the reform process.

  5. Call for expression of interest

    Methodologies to measure productivity in Suriname

    14 November 2022

  6. Center for Innovation and Productivity

    ILO and Suriname moving forward to support productivity growth with decent work

    28 September 2022

    The current collaboration between the ILO and key stakeholders in Suriname including the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Youth Affairs, and constituents has operationalized the Centre for Innovation and Productivity (CIP) as a mechanism for support to productivity.

  7. Publication

    The ILO’s provision of technical assistance to promote an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises

    27 September 2022

    This publication outlines the technical assistance activities carried out by the ILO to help Member States to achieve an enabling business environment that is conducive to the development of sustainable enterprises. The Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) work supports ILO constituents’ efforts to conduct assessments aimed at identifying barriers and develop action plans to favor the creation of sustainable enterprises and decent jobs.

  8. Webinars

    Webinar series on "Navigating shocks and crises: A framework for small firms in developing countries"

    The ILO, supported by McKinsey & Company, recently published a comprehensive framework of policy options to help small firms in developing countries to confront shocks. This webinar series is based on the findings of the report, and focuses on the Caribbean, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. It aims to discuss key challenges that shocks pose, and a range of policy options for governments and stakeholders to support small firms during such conditions.

  9. Publication

    Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) in fragile contexts

    25 April 2022

    In the wake of conflict or disaster, decent work is often considered as a secondary priority, when it can be the key to resolving many of the drivers of conflict and can be instrumental to restoring peace and resilience. Employment and self-employment enable women and men affected by conflict and disaster to establish sustainable livelihoods; support to the private sector is thus essential to facilitate inclusive recovery. Building on the work carried out by the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) team and the Coordination and Support Unit for Peace and Resilience (CSPR), this publication sets out a series of guidelines for conducting EESE in fragile, conflict-affected, and disaster-prone contexts, considering both the conditions for improving the enabling environment and the process to conduct assessment.

  10. Publication

    Post Covid-19 EESE assessment of MSME trends and policies in Armenia

    04 March 2022

    Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA), in line with its mandate to contribute to the development of a conducive environment for enterprises in Armenia, has called upon the ILO to assist the organization to assess the follow up analyses of the business environment in the country focusing on two specific topics – taxation system in Armenia, and Export, FDI and FDI-SME linkages.