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About the Toolkit

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Intended Readership

The EESE Toolkit is designed primarily as a resource for employer and enterprise development specialists in the field. It is not a rigid framework, but a set of resources, methodologies and approaches that can be applied within a range of different circumstances.
While written in a plain, user-friendly way, most of the tools contained in this kit require some understanding of basic research techniques and of the role of policy-making and advocacy. 
The range of possible readers for whom this kit has been prepared includes:

  • Employer and business organizations' staff
  • ILO Employers' Activities' Specialists and Enterprise Development Specialists
  • Consultants and practitioners 

Uses of the Toolkit

While the toolkit has been prepared and organized in a manner that moves from assessment to advocacy, the tools it contains can be used in a flexible manner to suit the needs, capacities and opportunities of various Employers’ Organizations. 

Overall, the EESE Toolkit will assist EOs in the following ways:

Policy development: This is the EESEs main function, helping EOs identify the 'specific' detailed key constraints to business and presenting government with empirically sound propositions for policy or regulatory change.

Helping Focus the EO Agenda: The EESE will help EOs focus on 'tangible policies' that can reasonably expect government action.

Proactive Agenda: The EESE and its approaches, by bolstering the EOs ability to present strong evidence based arguments for policy change that will have positive impacts on the environment enterprise operate in; will help EO's develop a proactive policy agenda.

Development Tool for EOs: The Tool additionally provides an analysis of capacity needs within the EO and tries to identify areas that capacity can be increased or changed depending on priorities.

Help strengthen partnerships: The 17 Pillars of the Sustainable Enterprise framework encompass the broad spectrum of issues impacting on business. Some EOs may not have a mandate or expertise to cover all policy areas. This may present itself as an opportunity to work with other representative organisations.


For more information on the Toolkit Read the Frequently Asked Questions and an Overview of Training material provided in the toolkit.