Publications and tools on cooperatives

July 2021

  1. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 18, June 2021

    01 July 2021

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy and partners.

June 2021

  1. The role of cooperatives in eliminating child labour - A facilitator guide to train field trainers

    30 June 2021

    The objective of the training package on “The role of cooperatives in eliminating Child Labour” is to raise awareness of management, staff and members of agricultural cooperatives about child labour so that they are able to decide on and implement a set of actions that will contribute to the prevention and elimination of child labour within the cooperative’s and members’ operations as well as in their communities. It uses a situated learning approach, where participants are actively involved in their learning experience and learning focuses on skills and competencies specific to their professional practices. The training package builds on previous materials on cooperatives and child labour as well as ILO’s practical experience. The training package contains: a Facilitator guide to train field trainers and a Facilitator Guide to train management, staff and members of agricultural cooperatives. A PowerPoint presentation to support training of trainers can be requested from coop@ilo.org

  2. The role of cooperatives in eliminating child labour - A facilitator guide to train management, staff and members of agricultural cooperatives

    30 June 2021

    The objective of the training package on “The role of cooperatives in eliminating Child Labour” is to raise awareness of management, staff and members of agricultural cooperatives about child labour so that they are able to decide on and implement a set of actions that will contribute to the prevention and elimination of child labour within the cooperative’s and members’ operations as well as in their communities. It uses a situated learning approach, where participants are actively involved in their learning experience and learning focuses on skills and competencies specific to their professional practices. The training package builds on previous materials on cooperatives and child labour as well as ILO’s practical experience. The training package contains: a Facilitator guide to train field trainers and a Facilitator Guide to train management, staff and members of agricultural cooperatives. A PowerPoint presentation to support training of trainers can be requested from coop@ilo.org

  3. Platform labour in search of value: A study of workers’ organizing practices and business models in the digital economy

    30 June 2021

    This report seeks to capture the new strategies being deployed by self-employed workers to reclaim their rights to decent work and a fair share of economic gains in the value networks of the emerging platform economy. Specifically, it focuses on the experiences of workers in on-demand work, crowdsourcing and e-commerce sectors.

  4. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 17, May 2021

    01 June 2021

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy and partners.

May 2021

  1. Cooperation among Cooperatives in Action between Japan and Africa - 10 Years of ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tour

    31 May 2021

    This retrospective booklet tells the story of a decade of collaboration between the Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union (JCCU) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) through the ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tour Programme. Compared to other study tours, the ILO/JCCU study tour is unique both for its duration of ten days, and its continuity for ten years. This booklet reflects on the experiences of those who participated in the study tours across the past decade and includes messages from ILO/JCCU/JCA staff and highlights from roundtable discussions. In addition, it includes information on the ILO’s work on cooperative development, international and Japanese cooperative movements and the contributions of cooperatives toward achieving the SDGs.

April 2021

  1. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 16, April 2021

    30 April 2021

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy and partners.

  2. Terms of Reference - Consultancy for conducting a rapid cooperative needs assessment in Kenya

    14 April 2021

    The main objective of the assessment is to understand the current situation of cooperatives, farmers/producers groups, and other similar organizations in the target region and value chains, particularly their capacities, strengths, weaknesses and needs. In addition, the assessment will identify most suitable pathways in the current context based on findings as well as interviews of key stakeholders.

  3. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 15, March, 2021

    01 April 2021

    Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy and partners.

November 2020

  1. Statistics of Cooperatives: Concepts, classification, work and economic contribution measurements

    12 November 2020

    This book on statistics of cooperatives is a joint initiative of the International Labour Office (ILO), Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) and the International Centre of Research and Information on Public, Social and Cooperative Economy (CIRIEC). It brings together updated versions of four background studies produced for the ILO and COPAC in the process leading up to the adoption of the Guidelines concerning statistics of cooperatives at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in October 2018. Together with the guidelines, the book is intended to help statisticians to capture more information on key trends and challenges in the world of cooperatives. This publication is celebrated during the ILO COOP 100 Symposium.