ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. Publication

    Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia: A South-South and triangular cooperation perspective

    10 November 2015

    A compilation of good practices to support the ILO in developing a strategy of South-South and triangular cooperation in Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia.

  2. © Evan Schneider / UN 2019

    Cooperatives and refugees

    How workers' cooperatives can help tackle the refugee crisis

    09 November 2015

    On 8-10 November, an international conference in Turkey discussed, among other issues, ways in which cooperatives can help the growing number of refugees and migrants in today’s world. ILO News spoke with Simel Esim, head of the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit.

  3. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank. 2019

    Cooperatives

    Cooperatives moving into the care economy

    26 October 2015

    An interview with Lenore Matthew from the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED), who presented new research showing how cooperatives are increasingly providing care for the elderly, people with disabilities and children.

  4. Publication

    COOP news update

    29 May 2015

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between June and October, 2015.

  5. Publication

    Campinas 2014 Social and Solidarity Economy Reader: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Development

    16 December 2014

    This Reader, was prepared for the fourth edition of the ILO’s Academy on the Social and Solidarity Economy which was held in Campinas, Brazil in July 2014, which offered Participants the opportunity to share SSE experiences from different parts of the world and learn about the contribution made by the SSE to inclusive and sustainable development.

  6. Rural development

    "Money finds us!" - Enriching the vegetable harvest in Timor-Leste

    28 February 2014

    How an ILO supported project helped a local community to improve their farming practices, develop their market access, create jobs and support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

  7. Document

    A study on skills in demand in the construction, domestic work and hospitality sectors in selected GCC countries vis-a-vis skills, qualification and accreditation of low- and semi skilled migrant workers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan

    31 October 2013

    The study will consist of two separate, but linked components connecting three countries of destination in GCC (to be confirmed) and origin (Nepal, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh).

  8. COOP Champions

    Mohamed Farzan, training facilitator LED tools and trainer, My.COOP

    03 June 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.

  9. Event

    The 1st Edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

  10. Project

    Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) Project

    26 May 2010

    The Project contributes to poverty reduction, sustainable job creation and peace building through an improved environment with strengthened governance, effective community-based services and public-private partnership that economically empower vulnerable groups in conflict-affected populations in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.