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  1. Publication

    Formalization in Chile

    24 October 2019

    This paper provides information on an integrated package of measures that have been implemented in Chile to foster the formalization of enterprises and the workers they employ. It also describes good practices in relation to public procurement, sub-contracting, simplified registration processes and one-stop shops, business development support, a simplified legal status for family micro-enterprises, access to social security, a simplified tax regime for small enterprises and access to finance for formalizing enterprises.

  2. Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives

    Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Nepal

    24 October 2019

    Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives is a series produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) as part of a larger initiative to increase understanding of the ways in which countries around the world are producing and using statistics on cooperatives. Currently reliable and comparable statistics on cooperatives are missing in most countries of the world. These statistics are essential to measure the impact of cooperatives on their members and the economy as a whole.

  3. News

    ILO provides a message for the 5th Brazilian Meeting of Researchers on Cooperativism

    23 October 2019

    ILO Cooperatives Unit sent a video message to the research conference organized by Sistema OCB, the national apex organization for the Brazilian cooperative movement.

  4. News

    Cooperatives support recovery efforts from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

    22 October 2019

    Cooperatives are supporting the efforts to recover from Typhoon Hagibis that caused tremendous damage in central and northern Japan.

  5. News

    ILO participates in a meeting on platform cooperatives in Brussels

    21 October 2019

    The ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager reflected on how to ensure workers’ rights in the platform economy, including through cooperative worker ownership of digital platforms.

  6. InfoStories

    The power of small: Unlocking the potential of SMEs

    21 October 2019

    Micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises are responsible for more than two thirds of all jobs worldwide. Explore this InfoStory to find out how the ILO is supporting SMEs to reach their full potential and securing a better future of work for everyone.

  7. Green jobs

    ILO-supported national initiatives win policy ‘Oscars’

    16 October 2019

    The Future Policy Awards, recognizes the world’s most impactful policies empowering youth.

  8. Publication

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 13

    14 October 2019

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on This brief focuses on SDG 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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    Employment creation

    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide, new ILO report says

    10 October 2019

    A ground-breaking study reveals that seven in 10 workers are self-employed or in small businesses, a finding that has significant implications for employment and enterprise support policies world-wide.

  10. Report

    Small Matters: Global evidence on the contribution to employment by the self-employed, micro-enterprises and SMEs

    10 October 2019

    Drawing on a new ILO database, this report provides an up-to-date and realistic assessment of the global contribution of self-employment and micro- and small enterprises to employment – both in the formal and the informal economy.