Apprenticeships Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT)
Unlocking apprenticeship potential in small and medium enterprises
17 March 2023
This report was compiled under the ILO’s research project – Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) – funded by the Government of Flanders. The project aims to explore how apprenticeship systems are being modernised and transformed to promote and enable lifelong learning and decent work for youth, adults, and older workers (both employed and unemployed). This research paper titled “Unlocking apprenticeship potential in small and medium enterprises” explores the status of SMEs that offer apprenticeship opportunities in various countries, the reasons for the low participation of enterprises with especial reference to developing and developed countries and the various factors which affect the participation of enterprises in apprenticeship. It also highlights the experiences and lessons learned from the initiatives taken by various countries in encouraging employers to participate in the apprenticeships.
5th Employment Policy Research Symposium, 11-12 May 2023
Employment policies for social justice
The 2023 Symposium, organized in partnership with the European Commission's (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC), focuses on the theme of employment policies and social justice. The Symposium will highlight the latest thinking on how integrated national employment policies tailored to the circumstances of countries promote inclusive transitions and social justice.
Innovation pitches from youth mentors
15 March 2023
Through iUPSHIFT programme, youth mentors trained by the ILO and UNICEF in Uganda on social entrepreneurship and life skills, developed innovative ideas to improve waste management and sustainable energy production.
Trainers in Iraq complete process to become certified trainers in ILO's Start and Improve Your Business
Implemented under PROSPECTS, the trainings will allow trainers to provide young entrepreneurs with the needed capacity building support to start or expand their businesses
International Women’s Day 2023
“Women have great business ideas, creativity and innovation. They should make use of those talents”
07 March 2023
Following years of displacement and uncertainty, Samar from Mosul has set up a business making and selling sweets and pastries. She talks about her journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur, with the support of an ILO financial inclusion initiative providing entrepreneurs with trainings and loans to start or expand their businesses.
Social Finance Brief: Suramericana Argentina
06 March 2023
Suramericana is a company of Colombian origin with more than 70 years of experience in the Latin American insurance market. This Social Finance Brief describes Suramericana's work on providing insurance to micro, small and medium enterprises in Argentina.
Enterprises Monthly Newsletter
03 March 2023
Encouraging the use of digital technology to increase SME financial access
02 March 2023
This video introduces the PROMISE II IMPACT project that aims to strengthen the enabling environment to drive a more inclusive financial sector for SMEs, generating post-pandemic economic growth and employment opportunities.
Digitalization and financial inclusion
ILO launches the implementation of a digital transformation programme for Indonesian SMEs’ better productivity and competitiveness
02 March 2023
The ILO with support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) continues to support the priority of the Indonesian government to promote digital economy and foster digital transformation for SMEs and financial services through the implementation of its Promise II Impact programme.
ILO Director-General launches new project to boost productivity and working conditions in Ghana
22 February 2023
The project, funded by Switzerland and Norway, aims to address the country’s main economic challenges in the textiles & garments and shea sectors.