Resources for Small and Medium Enterprises

  1. Formalization in Jamaica

    28 April 2022

  2. Digitalization for Development: Where is small business?

    A panel discussion during the eCommerce Week 2022: Data and Digitalization for Development

  3. Upgrading informal apprenticeships in Jordan's car garages

    25 April 2022

    A vehicle for job quality improvements and productivity gains in micro and small businesses

  4. Ensuring a productivity ecosystem for all

    25 April 2022

    Promoting gender inclusive working conditions on the factory floor for decent work and productivity growth

  5. How market systems development strengthens productivity ecosystems

    25 April 2022

    Improving worker employability and productivity in Peru's forestry sector

  6. 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.

  7. Integrated enterprise and market systems assessment on the refugee and host community livelihoods in Sudan

    21 April 2022

    Integrated enterprise and market systems assessment on the refugee and host community livelihoods in Sudan

  8. Gender Equality Masterclass: Boosting your organizational performance by advancing equal opportunities powered by SCORE Training

    08 April 2022

    This Gender Equality Masterclass is based on the belief that modern workplaces need to continuously adapt and improve to promote equal opportunities for men and women. It is aimed to help SMEs to understand the business case for gender equality and discover the harmful ways in which gender norms affect business productivity and performance. This 8-part series brings together global research and expertise to identify what needs changing and how, and offers practical solutions and tools to promote voice equality, inclusive hiring, equal pay, safe work climate, gender-inclusive OSH practices, and work-life integrity in order to ensure gender-inclusive and diverse workplaces.

  9. 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.

  10. Post Covid-19 EESE Assessment of MSME trends and policies in Georgia

    25 February 2022

    The ILO commissioned a follow-up study in 2021, based on the findings of the 2016 ILO EESE assessment report, delving further into some of the priority areas identified in this first report.