1. Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2022

    22 September 2022

    This new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) provides the latest estimates of renewable energy employment globally.

  2. Social and solidarity economy: Social innovation catalyst in Africa?

    19 September 2022

    The report illustrates and characterizes the social innovation processes carried out by Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations (SSEOs) in five African countries (South Africa, Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia). By analysing practical cases of social innovation, it explores the extent to which SSEOs contribute to generating social innovation in Africa for a more sustainable and inclusive local development, as well as the creation and promotion of decent work for all. The report highlights internal and external factors impacting SSEOs in their social innovation process and it presents a set of policy recommendations to unlock the potential of SSEOs as catalyser of social innovation in African.

  3. Social Finance Brief: Pacífico Seguros

    15 September 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. Reference to the MNE Declaration since 2017

    02 September 2022

  5. Guidelines for shaping employment policies that support a green recovery and a just transition

    30 August 2022

    Theses Guidelines assist ILO constituents and supporting technical specialists to design and implement employment policies that enhance a green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and also contribute to a just transition over the long term

  6. Social Finance Brief: Insurance for MSMEs in Mexico

    16 August 2022

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility has been collaborating with the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions to build inclusive insurance markets for excluded persons and for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. This brief identifies strategies to overcome barriers to insurance for MSMEs, based on the experiences of seven companies in Latin America.

  7. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, July/August 2022

    27 July 2022

  8. Annual Report 2021

    21 July 2022

    The Annual Report 2021 highlights the achievements of the Social Finance Programme over the past year. The report covers developments in Social Finance's three streams of work: financial inclusion, impact insurance and sustainable investing.

  9. A market systems approach to skills development

    18 July 2022

    A joint think piece by the ILO SKILLS Branch and SME unit

  10. Guide to Gender-Sensitive Approaches to Value Chain Development

    14 July 2022

    The Guide to Gender-Sensitive Approaches to Value Chain Development provides practical advice, recommendations and good practices to programmes seeking to adopt a more gender-sensitive approach to value chain development

  11. Report on the expert advice service and web site March 2022

    30 June 2022

  12. Guide to Recommendation No.189 on Job Creation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

    27 June 2022

    This Guide to the Recommendation No. 189 provides key elements to support the implementation of policies and strategies to promote decent and sustainable job creation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

  13. SCORE Training catalogue

    17 June 2022

    SCORE Training helps SMEs to achieve better working conditions and productivity through its wide variety of modules and stands as an aid to compliance.

  14. References made to the MNE Declaration in International Framework Agreements

    08 June 2022

  15. Cooperatives and the World of Work No. 16 - Legal Compendium on the Social and Solidarity Economy

    03 June 2022

    A shared understanding of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) is emerging from the development of legislation and statistical frameworks on the SSE. Since the turn of the century, legislation on the SSE has been adopted in more than 20 countries. Based on a review of the legal acts, this brief presents and synthesizes the values, principles, organizational forms and policy measures that are subsumed under the SSE.

  16. Social Finance Brief: MiCRO

    30 May 2022

    The Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organization (MiCRO) is a company that aims to close the protection gap through parametric insurance. Its innovative model uses state-of-the-art technology to detect and measure severe droughts, earthquakes and excessive rainfall in order to protect vulnerable populations. This brief explains how MiCRO reaches out to different target groups and creates value for them.

  17. Employment Policy Department Newsletter, May/June 2022

    28 May 2022

  18. Senegal's Integrated National Strategy for the Formalization of the Informal Economy (SNIFEI) and Operational Action Plan for the Transformation of the Informal Sector (PAOTSI)

    26 May 2022

    The development of the Integrated National Strategy for the Formalization of the Informal Economy (SNIFEI) stems from a desire to achieve the orientations of the Emerging Senegalese Plan (PSE), in particular, those related to a structural transformation of our economy in order to promote sustainable and inclusive growth, which creates decent jobs. (Document in French only)

  19. Las mujeres en el desarrollo empresarial - Honduras

    26 May 2022

  20. Cooperatives and the World of Work No. 15 - Partnerships between trade unions and the social and solidarity economy to support informal economy workers

    13 May 2022

    This brief documents partnerships between trade unions and the social and the solidarity economy in support of informal economy workers. It is based on a research study that involved a literature review, and an examination of selected partnerships through the development of country case studies in Brazil, Colombia, Kenya and South Africa, and validation of findings with organizations of informal economy workers.