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  1. Full report

    Business models for decent work

    29 August 2019

  2. Publication

    Business models for decent work

    29 August 2019

  3. News

    Thirty new trainers trained in My.Coop towards developing agricultural cooperatives in southern Haiti

    28 August 2019

    My.Coop – Training on agricultural cooperative management was organized in Haiti within the framework of an ILO project on addressing education and skills gaps for vulnerable youth in the agriculture and fishery sectors.

  4. Executive Summary

    Business models for decent work

    27 August 2019

  5. Executive Summary

    Business models for decent work

    27 August 2019

  6. Publication

    Supply chains and systemic change: the case of a mining multinational in Laos

    26 August 2019

  7. News

    ILO participates in SEWA Workshop on Development of Grassroots Women’s Cooperatives in Ahmedabad

    26 August 2019

  8. Publication

    Experiences from Simples National, the monotax regime for own-account workers, micro and small entrepreneurs in Brazil (2019)

    20 August 2019

    This paper provides information on the monotax regime in Brazil. This regime, referred to as Simples National, was introduced with the aim to create jobs and reduce informality among enterprises and their workers. It provides a monotax as well as simplified procedures for own-account workers and micro and small enterprises (MSEs) on business registration, taxation, social security, financial inclusion and government procurement. It includes a special statute called ‘Individual Micro Entrepreneur’ (IME) and a simplified tax and social security regime for own-account workers and MSEs. The paper describes the nature, operation and modalities of the tax and social security components of the Simples National regime, outlines its evolution, describes formalisation trends, highlights its strengths and weaknesses, extracts lessons learned and identifies policy recommendations.

  9. Cooperatives and the World of Work Series No. 12

    Waste pickers’ cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations

    20 August 2019

    Waste pickers make significant contributions to public health, sanitation, and the environment by promoting resource circulation and reducing the amount of landfill. However, they are often not legally recognized as workers and suffer from poor working conditions and lack of social protection. This brief highlights the role of waste pickers' cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations (SSEOs) in integrating and formalizing the work of waste pickers in the recycling value chain and improving their working conditions.

  10. Publication

    Supply chains and systemic change: the case of a mining multinational in Laos

    19 August 2019