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March 2011

  1. Studies on Growth with Equity - Germany

    Germany: A Job-centred approach

    28 March 2011

    Despite a dramatic decline in output as a result of the global financial and economic crisis, Germany’s labour market held up well compared with other countries. This was the conclusion reached by the first comprehensive assessment of Germany’s policy to tackle the crisis, issued by the ILO.

  2. Publication

    The Enter-Growth project – Sri Lanka: Applying a market development lens to an ILO local enterprise development project

    08 March 2011

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 11

February 2011

  1. Event

    Successful approaches to manage occupational safety and health in small and micro- enterprises

    The general objective of the course is to facilitate the knowledge and skills on some selected best practices in the promotion and management of occupational safety and health (OSH) in small and micro- enterprises (SMEs). Deadline for applications: 27 May 2011

January 2011

  1. Publication

    Selected Perspectives on the Enabling Environment for Women's Entrepreneurs in Malawi

    31 January 2011

    Assessment Report

  2. Event

    GET Ahead trainers’ alumni meeting in Cambodia

    A two-day networking and knowledge-sharing meeting for experienced trainers who regularly use the GET Ahead training methodology for the promotion of women’s entrepreneurship development in Cambodia.

  3. Event

    Internal review regarding gender sensitivity in Cooperative Alliance of Quang Nam province

    The FAMOS check aims to promote internal learning, and identify good practices and gaps regarding gender mainstreaming and provision of services to women entrepreneurs within the cooperative alliance of Quang Nam province.

  4. Publication

    Mainstreaming environmental issues in sustainable enterprises: An exploration of issues, experiences and options

    21 January 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 75

  5. Publication

    The Enabling Environment for Women in Growth Enterprises in Mozambique

    15 January 2011

    Assessment Report

  6. Publication

    Swaziland: the enabling environment for sustainable enterprises: an "EESE" assessment

    13 January 2011

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 10

  7. Publication

    Economic and other benefits of the entreprenuers’ cooperative as a specific form of enterprise cluster

    03 January 2011

    This book presents entrepreneurs’ cooperatives - cooperatives formed by groups of entrepreneurs, independently owned businesses, tradesmen, professionals, or by municipalities and other public bodies. It shows that cooperatives have helped small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in many countries to become and remain competitive. Although this form of business clustering is not wide spread, there are signs that its development and entrepreneurship effects are gradually being considered. This study analyses the set up and the economic, social and employment benefits of entrepreneurs‘ cooperatives as well as the reasons why their use has not spread. It further indicates those features which allow for replication of the model elsewhere and concludes with a number of recommendations.