United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
These Guidelines for Local Governments provide responses, explaining the key elements constituting an enabling policy and institutional environment, or “ecosystem”, for SSE. They offer a toolbox that can be used in the development of policies and institutions for SSE at the subnational level.
Readers — from government officials and SSE practitioners to other local stakeholders — will find guidance on the topics and public policy considerations that are essential for fostering and enabling a viable and vibrant SSE ecosystem at the subnational level: Co-construction of Public Policy; Legal Frameworks; Mainstreaming SSE in Development Plans; Supporting Organizations; Capacity Building; Access to Finance; Access to Markets; Awareness Raising and Advocacy; and Research and Data Collection on SSE.
Community Capacity Building
Policy Development & Advocacy
Social Economy & Social Enterprise