As part of its Global Action for the Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy, the OECD is conducting a mapping of social economy ecosystems, through which fact sheets have been compiled to provide an overview of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in more than thirty covered countries.
Information on SSE ecosystems is presented for each country and includes the existence of an official SSE definition, the size of the SSE, employment patterns, economic contribution (when available), legal and institutional frameworks surrounding the SSE, and existing initiatives for measuring its social impact.
The data can contribute to enhancing knowledge about SSE and help stakeholders, including policymakers, support organizations, and potential investors, better understand the current state of SSE.
OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Program Papers on Social Economy
Furthermore, the OECD publishes a series of papers from the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Program, presenting innovative ideas and practical examples on how to boost local development and job creation.
The series covers a wide range of topics, such as employment and training, entrepreneurship, social economy and social innovation, as well as culture, among others.
Among the latest papers published are the following on social economy:
- Buying social with the social economy
- Platform cooperatives and employment
- Empowering communities with platform cooperatives
- The social and solidarity economy as a partner along the refugee journey
- What is the social and solidarity economy? A review of concepts
- Promoting internationalisation of the social and solidarity economy