ILO's work on cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives

    Statistics on Cooperatives Country in Focus: Nepal

    24 October 2019

    Countries in Focus on Statistics of Cooperatives is a series produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) as part of a larger initiative to increase understanding of the ways in which countries around the world are producing and using statistics on cooperatives. Currently reliable and comparable statistics on cooperatives are missing in most countries of the world. These statistics are essential to measure the impact of cooperatives on their members and the economy as a whole.

  7. News

    Cooperatives support recovery efforts from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

    22 October 2019

    Cooperatives are supporting the efforts to recover from Typhoon Hagibis that caused tremendous damage in central and northern Japan.

  8. News

    ILO’s message for the Platform Cooperativism Symposium in Tokyo

    30 September 2019

    ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager sent a video message to the Platform Cooperativism Symposium organized by the Japan Co-operative Alliance in Tokyo.

  9. News

    ILO’s message for the 14th National Festival of “Superior Cooperatives” in Iran

    01 September 2019

    ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager sent a video message to the 14th National Festival of “Superior Cooperatives” organized by the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare in Tehran, Iran.

  10. News

    National consultation workshop on Start.Coop in Cambodia

    30 August 2019

    A national consultation workshop on ILO’s Start.Coop training tool was organized with over 64 officials from the government and civil society organizations that support the development of agricultural cooperatives.