ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. News

    ILO contributes to the Global Youth Forum Cooperative Entrepreneurship through a video message

    10 February 2020

    The message from ILO COOP Unit Manager focused on the current concerns around youth employment and the role cooperatives can play in creating work opportunities and better working conditions for youth.

  2. News

    Australian cooperatives and mutuals step up to support the bushfire affected communities

    22 January 2020

    As the bushfire crisis continues in Australia, ILO COOP hears from the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) on how the cooperatives and mutuals have contributed to recovery efforts for the affected communities.

  3. News

    Strengthening cooperatives towards socio-economic development in Timor-Leste

    21 January 2020

    The ILO conducted a training workshop with members of a union-supported cooperative in Timor-Leste on how to establish cooperatives based on community needs and how to put cooperative principles into practice.

  4. News

    Indian women co-operators are being trained to roll out Think.Coop

    17 December 2019

    The Indian Academy of Self-Employed Women (IASEW) conducted a training of facilitators on the ILO’s Think.Coop training tool, with a view to further strengthening women cooperative entrepreneurs in the rural and informal economy in India.

  5. Our impact, Their voices

    Sweet dreams are made of sugar and spice

    03 December 2019

    The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs: Women of the Northern Province are stimulating a culture of entrepreneurship

  6. News

    Sri Lankan women improve their livelihoods through cooperatives in the groundnut value chain

    28 November 2019

    Two women producers supported by the ILO LEED+ project share their stories on how they increased their income through cooperatives in the groundnut value chain.

  7. News

    ILO kicks off a project on social and solidarity economy policies in Asia

    19 November 2019

    An official of ILO COOP participated in a kick-off meeting of the ILO project on strengthening the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Asia, held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC), Asian hub of the International Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS), in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

  8. Publication

    Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems - Executive Summary

    14 November 2019

    This report presents the results of the “Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems” project, designed to foster a better understanding of the different ways in which financial resources can be made available and accessed to support the growth of social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations and their ecosystems. The project is supported by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

  9. Publication

    Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems - Full Report

    14 November 2019

    This report presents the results of the “Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems” project, designed to foster a better understanding of the different ways in which financial resources can be made available and accessed to support the growth of social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations and their ecosystems. The project is supported by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

  10. News

    African cooperative leaders share their observations on the 10th ILO-JCCU Study Tour

    30 October 2019

    African cooperative leaders visited Japanese cooperatives and exchanged knowledge and practices in improving members’ livelihoods and addressing various development challenges in the changing world of work.