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.
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.
Social Protection & Cooperatives Spotlight - Mobilizing social and solidarity economy units towards universal social protection
29 April 2022
This ILO Spotlight brief is jointly developed by the Social Protection Department and the Cooperatives Unit in the Enterprises Department. It focuses on mobilizing social and solidarity economy units towards universal social protection. The brief builds on the related section of the Office Report on “Decent work and the social and solidarity economy” prepared for general discussion at the International Labour Conference 110th Session, 2022 (paras 73 et seq.).
South Africa’s social and solidarity economy: Alignment of the policy with national, regional and international frameworks
31 March 2022
31 March 2022
28 March 2022
24 January 2022
This brochure provides an overview of the second phase of the project “Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia” which aims to enhance the understanding on the SSE in Asia and the Pacific region and provide technical support to countries to develop SSE policies and/or mainstream SSE in their policies and programmes. The first phase ended in June 2021, and the second phase has been launched in 2022.
20 January 2022
This conclusion brief is part of the series “Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy Landscape in Asia” that presents the SSE landscape for six countries in Asia, policy challenges and preliminary pathways for strengthening SSE in the region. The research is part of the ILO project “Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Policy in Asia,” implemented in partnership with the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA) and supported by the Korean Ministry of Employment and Labour (MOEL).
30 November 2021
Every month, the ILO COOP eNewsletter highlights recent news and developments on cooperatives by the ILO and partners.
29 November 2021
The ‘Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives’ were adopted at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in October 2018, which were then approved by the Governing Body of the ILO in March 2019. The guidelines are a first step toward an international norm on statistics of cooperatives. This initiative envisages the evaluation of the information on the methods of collecting, organizing and analyzing statistical data on cooperatives in the light of the guidelines in five countries.