What's new

  1. News

    Self-guided online course on Enterprise Formalization

    14 October 2020

  2. Publication

    Why settle for recovery? A guidance note on building back better micro & small enterprises and resilient market systems during crisis and after lockdown

    12 October 2020

  3. Slideshow – ILO COOP 100 Photo Exhibit III

    Cooperatives help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG5

    12 October 2020

    The third in the series of slideshows focuses on SDG5 toward achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

  4. ILO Working Paper 9

    Applying labour law to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises: A comparative study of 16 countries

    07 October 2020

    This study considers the ways in which different countries regulate labour rights for MSME workers, its main purpose being to improve understanding of current trends and developments in this area. The 16 countries covered by the study are Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey and the United Republic of Tanzania.

  5. News

    Small business grants launched to mitigate COVID-19 impacts on enterprises in Uganda

    02 October 2020

    PROSPECTS in Uganda has launched small business grants towards resuscitation of micro and small enterprises run by refugees and host communities in Arua, Madi-Okollo and Isingiro districts that have been adversely affected by the government measures to control the spread of COVID-19.

  6. News

    Fatuma Bashir's Story: a small business affected by Covid19 but still focused on business development

    30 September 2020

    In July- August 2020, an assessment was conducted on the impact of Covid19 on the labour markets in Garissa County. The story of Fatuma below illustrates how small businesses have been impacted by the pandemic, and provides critical information on key areas that the ILO will use to provide appropriate interventions to support enterprises to recover and grow.

  7. Guidance and Survey Template

    Conducting Covid-19 impact assessment Surveys: Guidelines and template

    30 September 2020

    Guidelines and survey template developed to assess impact of Covid-19 on enterprises and their need for assistance. The template can help enterprises and public institutions like SME agencies, business support organizations and NGOs to develop their own questionnaires.

  8. Document

    Enterprises Monthly Newsletter

    30 September 2020

  9. COVID-19

    Answering key questions around informality in micro and small enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis

    14 September 2020

  10. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO COVID-19 prevention checklist to protect workers in small businesses

    09 September 2020

    The ILO has devised a checklist so that Small and Medium Enterprises can assess their COVID-19 risks and put in place measures to protect the safety and health of their workers.