What is ILOs SME unit working on related to COVID-19?

Instructional material | 26 May 2020
Small matters: Who is providing jobs in sectors at risk from COVID-19?
This infographic highlights the own-account workers, micro-enterprises and larger enterprises that operate formally and informally, in the seven sectors considered at risk.

Policies and Business environment:

Contact for further information: deboos@ilo.org


Contact for further information: doorn@ilo.org

Productivity and working conditions in SMEs (including occupational health systems):

Contact for further information: elkin@ilo.org

Market Systems and Value Chains:

Contact for further information: hartrich@ilo.org

Inclusive Entrepreneurship and business development services:

  • Distance learning solutions using development of a new family of distance learning tools for SIYB Master Trainers, Trainers and BDS providers, and combination with Business Continuity Management tools 
  • Conceptual development of entrepreneurship ecosystems to rapidly “re-start” after crisis, including links to financing schemes of government
Contact for further information: delachaux@ilo.org

Women’s Entrepreneurship Development:

  • Digital gender-responsive entrepreneurship training and support for lead trainers, trainers and trainees combining the GET Ahead methodology with Business Continuity Management
  • How can women’s small businesses bounce back and contribute effectively to recovery and resilience in time of economic recession and vulnerability? - Exploratory guide learning from effects of armed conflicts, disasters and Ebola to mitigate the impact of COVID-19
Contact for further information: mbuyi-lusamba@ilo.org