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  1. News

    Uruguayan Chamber of Senators approves a law on the social and solidarity economy

    09 January 2020

    The law aims to advance the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in the country by establishing the definition and providing a regulatory and promotional policy framework for the SSE.

  2. Project

    The ILO MNE Declaration at the centre of a transnational dialogue within the Labour and Social Dialogue Council of the West African Economic and Monetary Union

    08 January 2020

    The Council for Labour and Social Dialogue of the Union économique et monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA)/West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is the first subregional social dialogue institution to discuss the promotion of the MNE Declaration and to adopt specific recommendations addressed to its member States and social partners for the application of its principles.

  3. Project

    Blending of financial and non-financial services

    20 December 2019

    Financial institutions can help to unlock the potential of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to promote more and better jobs for men and women. By offering business development support to SMEs, alongside standard financial products such as enterprise loans, financial institutions can have a greater impact in their contribution to economic development.

  4. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Brightly® – Scaling up worker cooperatives through the franchise model

    19 December 2019

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Ms. Maru Bautista, Director of the Cooperative Development Programme at the Center for Family Life, on Brightly®, the first worker cooperative franchise in the United States.

  5. News

    ILO COOP sends a message to the MedUp Project Peer Review Meeting in Tunis

    17 December 2019

    The message from ILO COOP Manager focused on the role of the ILO in the development of cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) and how they can contribute to the promotion of gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

  6. News

    The 2019 ITC-ILO Rural Academy includes an elective on cooperatives

    17 December 2019

    Co-organized by the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and its partner, Agriterra, the elective focused on a range of topics including the role of cooperatives in rural development, basics of the cooperative business model and methodologies for cooperative development.

  7. News

    Indian women co-operators are being trained to roll out Think.Coop

    17 December 2019

    The Indian Academy of Self-Employed Women (IASEW) conducted a training of facilitators on the ILO’s Think.Coop training tool, with a view to further strengthening women cooperative entrepreneurs in the rural and informal economy in India.

  8. Publication – Technical note

    Promoting green jobs for youth through national employment policies and programmes

    17 December 2019

    This Technical Note elaborates on national employment policies as viable entry points to address the questions outlined, for the purpose of guiding policy makers and programme managers in designing effective strategies for green jobs for youth. The note attempts to link conceptual and policy frameworks with promotional measures on the ground. It considers relevant approaches, instruments, and examples of good practice, by using the employment policy framework as a compass.

  9. Project

    Promoting sustainable and responsible business practices in four agricultural value chains of Nepal

    17 December 2019

    Promotion of sustainable enterprises in the four agricultural value chains of tea, cardamom, ginger, and dairy in post-conflict Nepal helped build local capacities to advocate for socially responsible labour practices. The successful experience in the tea value chain brought about positive ripple effects in fostering a culture of dialogue and collaboration in other agricultural value chains, giving a boost to promoting sustainable enterprises in Nepal.

  10. Document

    Mapping the Road to Financial Inclusion - flyer

    16 December 2019