From the immediate crisis response to COVID-19 pandemic towards economic recovery – decent work in focus

Part III : "Supporting enterprises for rapid economic recovery”

Organised by the ILO DWT and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
18 June 2020, Monday
11:00 Moscow time

Countries supporting micro and small enterprises opted for easing access to credit and other financial services. Micro and small enterprises, own account operators and those operating in the informal economy are the least likely to have reserves to cover their fixed costs and hence are the most vulnerable.
Until revenues improve, enterprises require a whole array of financial services. In many countries, enterprises started restructuring working arrangements in response to business downturn. However, restructuring does not lead inevitably to layoffs or dismissals. An enterprise may be able to adapt by other means.
The ILO provides guidance to companies on good practices on restructuring in response to the COVID-19 crisis, consistent with the provisions of international labour standards. It also suggests actions that employers’ and workers’ organizations can take to support enterprises and workers during restructuring period.

ILO Moscow invited following speakers to share their views and insights on the above:
  • Mikhail Pouchkin, Senior Employment Specialist of the ILO DWT and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Dragan Radic, Head of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Unit, ILO Headquarters Geneva
  • Fedor Prokopov, ILO expert
  • Vladimir Curovic, Senior Specialist in Employers’ Activities
  • Gocha Aleksandria, Senior Specialist in Workers’ Activities
Moderator: Ramiro Pizarro, Manager of the Project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS”.
Webinar will be conducted in Russian and English. Q&A session will follow the presentation.