30 January 2012
The My.COOP training package has been designed to enable existing and potential managers of agricultural cooperatives to identify and address major challenges that are specific to cooperatives in market-oriented agricultural development.
10 November 2011
My.COOP is a training package published in 2011, covering managerial challenges that many agricultural cooperatives face, and based on the idea that strong cooperatives are necessary for a more equitable distribution of income, democracy, and for economic and social development
24 October 2011
In support of the Second edition of the Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, 24-28 October 2011, Montreal, Canada
26 July 2011
This handbook lists the essential things to know about cooperatives for all those who are interested as members, future members, politicians or staff of national or international institutions in charge of the promotion and development of cooperatives. In simple, understandable language, the handbook deals in turn with the characteristic features of cooperatives, cooperative enterprise as a whole, the promotion of cooperatives and the close ties that exist between the ILO and cooperatives.
Mainstreaming environmental issues in sustainable enterprises: An exploration of issues, experiences and options
21 January 2011
Employment Working Paper No. 75
Economic and other benefits of the entreprenuers’ cooperative as a specific form of enterprise cluster
03 January 2011
This book presents entrepreneurs’ cooperatives - cooperatives formed by groups of entrepreneurs, independently owned businesses, tradesmen, professionals, or by municipalities and other public bodies. It shows that cooperatives have helped small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in many countries to become and remain competitive. Although this form of business clustering is not wide spread, there are signs that its development and entrepreneurship effects are gradually being considered. This study analyses the set up and the economic, social and employment benefits of entrepreneurs‘ cooperatives as well as the reasons why their use has not spread. It further indicates those features which allow for replication of the model elsewhere and concludes with a number of recommendations.
What role for labour market policies and institutions in development? Enhancing security in developing countries and emerging economies
17 December 2010
Employment Working Paper No. 67
25 October 2010
In support of the First edition of the Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, 25 -29th October 2010, ITC ILO, Turin, Italy
01 August 2010
Cooperatives have been more resilient to the deepening global economic and jobs crisis than other sectors. Andrew Bibby reports from Sweden.
Working Paper No. 1 - Reinventing the wheel? : African cooperatives in a liberalized economic environment
02 February 2010
CoopAFRICA Working Paper No. 1