Resources on social finance

  1. Enterprises Monthly Newsletter

    03 May 2022

  2. Call for consultant: Supply and demand of financial services for agricultural value chains in Sierra Leone

    25 April 2022

    The ILO is looking for a consultant to update and complement a review of Sierra Leone’s financial services sector. The review focuses on internal and external value chain finance and will build on earlier ILO assessments in 2017 and 2020. The review will include a mapping of existing approaches, gaps and potential entry points for the financial sector in the agricultural value chain as well as identifying potential actors in agricultural value chains that would benefit from it. The deadline for submitting applications is 10 May 2022.

  3. Social Finance Brief: Pacífico Seguros

    25 April 2022

    Pacífico Seguros is Peru’s largest insurer in terms of premiums collected and second largest in terms of people insured. In this Social Finance Brief, we explore Pacífico’s expansion to new markets; those of micro, small and medium enterprises.

  4. Integrated enterprise and market systems assessment on the refugee and host community livelihoods in Sudan

    20 April 2022

    This report details the findings of market assessments conducted on the groundnut and sesame value chains in East Darfur and West Kordofan.

  5. The ILO shares its knowledge on financing the social and solidarity economy (SSE) with its Constituents in Iran

    31 March 2022

    The ILO COOP manager sent a video message for the 4th edition of the international webinar on cooperative experiences organized by the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare on March 8, 2022.

  6. Insurance for development

    28 March 2022

    A majority of insurers and distributors in traditionally underserved markets still struggle to offer insurance products that are viable for them and valuable for consumers. Capacity gaps among insurers' staff are one of the factors inhibiting this progress. The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility seeks to develop a sustainable flow of high-quality capacity building programmes to insurers, distributors and other market players, as part of its mission to develop inclusive insurance markets. The online course "Insurance for Development" is one of these initiatives, aiming to bridge the capacity gaps of insurance professionals on business models and strategies of how to provide insurance solutions to the underserved markets.

  7. Ensuring a responsible transition towards digital wages in Cambodia

    The ILO's Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work, Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia organized an online launch event on ensuring a responsible transition towards digital wages in Cambodia on 16 February 2022.

  8. Financing development: Navigating the landscape of financial instruments and mechanisms

    Achieving the ambitious 2030 Agenda requires scaling up domestic and global resources. It also demands a shift from funding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to a wider financing approach through a blend of public, private, domestic and international resources.

  9. Visit of Tanzanian delegation of ministries and insurance industry officials to Uganda

    From 31 January to 4 February, Social Finance facilitated a “study tour” of Tanzanian delegates to Uganda. The study tour helped participants learn from interactions with Ugandan ministries, the central bank, the regulatory authority and different insurance companies.

  10. Promoting workers’ well-being and sustainable enterprises through digital wage payments: Experiences from the garment industry in Jordan and Egypt

    The ILO's Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work, the Better Than Cash Alliance, Better Work and BSR organized an online event on 23 March, "Promoting workers’ well-being and sustainable enterprises through digital wage payments: Experiences from the garment industry in Jordan and Egypt".