Publications and tools on cooperatives

March 2013

  1. Resilience in a Downturn: The power of financial cooperatives

    20 March 2013

    This report reviews the performance of financial cooperatives, looking in particular at the aftermath of the 2007-2008 crisis and the continuing long austerity period. It explains why financial cooperatives have proven to be more resilient pointing to the specificities of the cooperative model of enterprise.

December 2012

  1. A better future for young people: What cooperatives can offer

    11 December 2012

    Information brief on cooperatives

  2. A cooperative future for people with disabilities

    04 December 2012

    This issue brief produced during the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives 2012 highlights how and why the cooperative form of enterprise can cater to the economic and social needs of persons with disabilities.

January 2012

  1. My.COOP Managing your agricultural cooperatives

    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.

  2. How women Fare in East African Cooperatives: The Case of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

    02 January 2012

November 2011

  1. Managing Your Agricultural Cooperative, “My.COOP”

    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

October 2011

  1. “Social and Solidarity Economy: Our common road towards Decent Work”

    24 October 2011

    In support of the Second edition of the Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, 24-28 October 2011, Montreal, Canada

July 2011

  1. Handbook on Cooperatives for use by Workers' Organizations

    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.

February 2011

  1. The cooperative model for the delivery of home based care services for people living with HIV

    01 February 2011

    Home-based care (HBC) is an innovative approach to providing a comprehensive continuum of prevention, care, treatment and support services to meet the needs of people living with HIV in settings that have resource limitations. HBC calls for partnership among family members, health care workers, health facilities, local communities, community-based organizations (CBOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and people living with HIV (PLHIV).

January 2011

  1. Mainstreaming environmental issues in sustainable enterprises: An exploration of issues, experiences and options

    21 January 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 75