May 18, 2018

In 2017 ILO intensified its engagement with policy-makers and financial institutions - banks and credit unions, insurance companies and investment funds - to contribute to decent work through sustainable and equitable economic growth. ILO increased capacity building activities with financial sector practitioners through training courses, knowledge events, publications and other learning tools. Eighty organizations reported improvements as a result of our support. ILO also shared solutions with over 49,000 stakeholders, and through its projects supported the extension of responsible services to more than 559,000 low-income households, smallholder farmers and MSEs. Other highlights include lessons and insights on financial education, small enterprise development, impact investing and insurance innovations.

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