ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. Event

    FES/ILO/DGRV International Symposium on Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa

  2. Publication

    The ILO/United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) 2013 annual report

    24 April 2014

    The report categorizes interventions in three levels – macro, meso and micro levels. At the macro-level, on interventions aiming at policy making, knowledge sharing and advocacy; at meso level, where most of the ILO interventions during 2012/13 financial year were concentrated, on a number of institutional strengthening and individual capacity building interventions. ILO’s contribution in the UNDAP has also focused on direct action with beneficiaries. At micro-level interventions the report covers voices from the beneficiaries themselves as they describe the result of such direct actions.

  3. COOP Champions

    Cebisile Nyambe

    01 July 2013

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  4. Cooperatives

    Egypt’s farmers: Sowing the seeds of an agricultural revolution

    07 February 2013

    Agriculture will be critical to future economic growth in Egypt, says the ILO – but only if the laws on farmers’ co-ops are reformed.

  5. Publication

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

    02 January 2012

  6. Publication

    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).

  7. Publication

    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

  8. Publication

    Cooperative policy and law in east and southern Africa: A review

    02 February 2010

    The objective of this paper is to conduct a comparative analysis of the policy and legal framework for cooperatives in the countries of East and Southern Africa. The benchmark for the purpose of this analysis is the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No. 193).

  9. Publication

    Cooperatives in Zanzibar: Decline and renaissance

    02 February 2010

    The history of the cooperative movement in Zanzibar and even its current structure is not well known. There is lack of literature on cooperatives on the Isles. Thus this study is very important as a pioneering examination of the cooperative movement in Zanzibar

  10. Publication

    Cooperatives: The sleeping economic and social giants in Uganda

    01 February 2010

    The model of cooperatives in Tanzania mainland that has been adopted both currently and historically is outlined. It is observed that cooperatives were successful in the pre-abolition era (i.e. before 1976). Cooperatives suffered many setbacks in the post-abolition period (the period after 1982).