Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia

The project aims to contribute to the development of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy in Asia and the Pacific region.

The project is funded by the Ministry of Employment and Labour of the Republic of Korea. The project aims to enhance the understanding on the SSE in Asia and the Pacific region and provide technical support to countries in need to develop/strengthen their SSE policy.

Under such objective, the ILO will conduct research on the development of an analytical tool that will help to understand the SSE in each country and undertake multiple country case studies on SSE based on the analytical tool. The case studies will include analysis on the impacts of the SSE on job creation. Based on the findings from the research, capacity building activities will be carried out for the relevant stakeholders in specific countries in need.

Through this project, the ILO believes that practitioners, policy-makers and other stakeholders concerned with SSE in Asia and the Pacific region will be better equipped with common understanding on values and contributions of SSE to decent work. This understanding ultimately results in forming better SSE policies tailored to the national context in the region.