Publications and tools on cooperatives

January 2008

  1. Business Group Formation Empowering Women and Men in Developing Communities

    01 January 2008

    This manual helps trainers to promote group formation as a way to empower women and men in low income communities. It is designed for use in workshops to facilitate the process of group formation and development for joint production, business and/or social activities, such as buying raw materials together, sharing business premises, joint marketing and mutual assistance in coping with family emergencies.

January 2007

  1. Helping micro and small enterprises cope with HIV/AIDS - A handbook for small business associations and service providers

    01 January 2007

    This handbook attempts to respond to the needs and constraints of small and micro enterprises, formal or informal, by providing practical guidance for those who regulate, advise and support them. The objectives of the handbook are to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on micro and small enterprise owners, managers and workers and to offer policy and technical guidance to the individuals and institutions that provide support and services to small businesses.

October 2005

  1. Leadership training manual for women leaders of cooperatives

    05 October 2005

February 2005

  1. Guidelines for cooperative legislation, second revised edition

    01 February 2005

    Provides guidance on how to draft a cooperative law.

September 2004

  1. Productivity in cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises: ownership and participation - Make a difference

    01 September 2004

    This volume has been prepared as a background paper for the ILO's World employment Report 2004: Employment, productivity and poverty reduction. It examines how the ownership structure and the active participation of workers and members in cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises impact on the productivity of such enterprises.

March 2004

  1. Cooperatives and the Millennium Development Goals

    01 March 2004

March 2003

  1. Rediscovering the cooperative advantage Poverty reduction through self-help

    03 March 2003

July 2001

  1. Cooperatives in Asia. From reform to reconstruction

    09 July 2001

    Comprises a collection of 16 papers divided into four parts covering the response of Asian cooperatives to external threats such as globalization and the Asian financial crisis; public policies on cooperative development; the relationships between primary cooperatives and the federal strucure; and cooperative support services.

May 2001

  1. The Role of Cooperatives and other Self-Help Organizations in Crisis Resolution and Socio-Economic Recovery

    01 May 2001

    The ILO is increasingly reinforcing its capacity to respond to the different crisis situations, based on its specialized experience within its core fields of expertise. Since its inception, the ILO has also been the leading international organization involved in the promotion and support of cooperatives. The aim of this study has been to explore ways in which these two fields of experience can be brought together for the benefit of those who suffer the consequences of crises.

January 2001

  1. The Role of Cooperatives and Other Self-Help Organizations in Crisis Resolution and Socio-Economic Recovery

    01 January 2001