[8th ILO SSE Academy]: Legal framework and public procurement

Date of Publication: 
October 2017
Publication Type: 
Article/Policy paper

As a second series of the 8th ILO SSE Academy recap, we explored the legal structures for SSE in four countries. On October 18th, president of the Republic of Korea announced his 5-year master plan for boosting the Korean economy and tackling employment issues. He addressed that the social economy will be the centre of promoting inclusive economic growth and assured the current government and the ruling party would put their utmost efforts in passing three key social economy legislation to promote public procurement and to enhance legal support for social economy organisations.

How different countries have established legal frameworks and implementing public initiatives to support the social and solidarity economy? We share the discussions we had through the "Legal framework and public procurement" session of the 8th ILO SSE Academy, took place in Seoul last June.  Panellists addressed legal environments related to the social and solidarity economy in various countries which have different institutional settings and political culture. 

Speaker (click each country link below to read the details of the presentations) 



The case of South Africa - Kerryn Krige: Lecturer (GIBS Business School)



The case of Japan - Miura Hiroki: Researcher (Seoul National University)



The case of China - Xu Jia Liang: Professor (Shanghai Jiaotong University)



The fact of Seoul - Young Kim: Director (Seoul Social Economy Network)