What's new

  1. Small and medium enterprises

    ILO, Norway and Switzerland to boost the competitiveness and sustainability of SMEs

    23 October 2013

    The second phase of the "Sustaining Competitive and Responsible enterprise (SCORE)" programme aims to improve working conditions and productivity in small and medium-sized companies worldwide.

  2. Publication

    Can better working conditions improve the performance of SMEs? :An international literature review

    23 October 2013

    This study reviews the literature on the link between working conditions, safety and health, skills development and productivity in SMEs, revealing evidence of an association between good workplace practices and various types of positive enterprise-level outcomes, including reduced employee turnover and improved profitability.

  3. Project documentation

    SCORE Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises: PHASE I FINAL REPORT 2013

    21 October 2013

  4. Event

    Launch Ceremony for Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Phase II

    A launch ceremony for SCORE Phase II is to be hosted by the Director-General on 23 October 2013

  5. Publication

    Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategy to promote sustainable enterprises and decent work - Volume I

    18 October 2013

    The scope of the evaluation covers 2007 to 2012 and places focus on three indicators under Outcome 3 of the Strategic Policy Framework 2010–15: (i) reform of policy and regulatory frameworks to improve enabling environments for sustainable enterprises; (ii) implementation of entrepreneurship development policies and programmes for the creation of productive employment and decent work; and (iii) implementation of programmes to foster the adoption of responsible and sustainable enterprise-level practices.

  6. Publication

    Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategy to promote sustainable enterprises and decent work - Volume II

    17 October 2013

    This volume is complementary to Volume 1 containing the full evaluation: Volume II contains annexes 3,4 and 5 covering case studies on Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

  7. Project

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Project Phase II

    01 October 2013

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible enterprises (SCORE) is a practical training and in-factory counselling programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  8. Rural policy briefs

    Promoting rural development through occupational safety and health

    27 September 2013

    Most people in rural areas face particularly poor and hazardous working conditions coupled with a lack of social protection. Integrated approaches that include promoting rural workers’ health and safety are fundamental to ensure decent and productive lives and boost rural development.

  9. Publication

    Promoting green entrepreneurship among young women and men in Kenya

    18 September 2013

    The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) is a partnership between the Africa Commission, the Youth Employment Network and the ILO. Through training and business plan competition it promotes green entrepreneurship among young women and men in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.

  10. Project

    China: Skill development for green entrepreneurship

    07 August 2013

    Green jobs activities in China put a particular focus on green entrepreneurship training and skills development for green jobs.