ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. News

    The Social and Solidarity Economy as an agent of social innovation in Africa

    03 October 2022

    An ILO research report on the contribution of SSE to social innovation in Africa is now available in English and French

  2. News

    Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 September 2022

    The second position paper of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy revisits the role of Social and Solidarity Economy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and calls for a stronger enabling environment and policy framework for SSE.

  3. Publication

    Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 September 2022

    The social and solidarity economy (SSE) is a dynamic force for change that is key to realizing the paradigm shift called for in the 2030 Agenda. This Position Paper of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) examines the contribution of the SSE to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), identifies policy and legal reforms that can foster an institutional environment conducive to SSE, and calls attention to the need for advocacy and policy innovation at multiple levels of governance – local, regional, national and international.

  4. Publication

    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.

  5. Publication

    Terms of Reference for an implementing partner: Consultancy for delivering a Training of Trainer (ToT) in ILO Cooperative Development Tools (Think.COOP, Start.COOP, My.COOP) in Uganda

    12 September 2022

  6. News

    The African Union holds a Consultative Meeting of Civil Society Organizations on its draft Ten-Year Strategy on the Social and Solidarity Economy and its Implementation Plan (2023-2033)

    31 August 2022

    The Consultative Meeting took place on 24th-25th August 2022 in Windhoek, Namibia with the participation of representatives of cooperatives, associations, and international organizations. ILO participated in the meeting with a presentation on the ILC Resolution concerning decent work and the social and solidarity economy.

  7. News

    UNTFSSE special meeting on operationalizing the action plan 2022-2024

    14 July 2022

    The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy organized a virtual meeting to discuss recent milestones and future joint work.

  8. News

    Select References - Decent Work & Social and Solidarity Economy

    04 May 2022

  9. Presentation

    Presentation of the Office Report on Decent work and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): Focus on Africa

    28 April 2022

  10. News

    Dairy cooperatives in Mozambique benefit from ILO training tools

    25 April 2022

    In strengthening dairy cooperatives in Mozambique, Coopermondo has been using the ILO tools Think.Coop and Start.Coop in the framework of the SALsA project.