Informal economy resources

January 2006

  1. Training manual: trade union and organizing in the informal economy

    01 January 2006

    This manual is designed for use by trainers and leaders of varying levels of responsibility in trade unions. It facilitates better understanding of the challenges that trade unions face.

December 2005

  1. Experts Meeting on Labour Administration and the Informal Economy

    Meeting of experts on labour administration and the informal economy

November 2005

  1. Reference guide and tools on health micro-insurance schemes in the Philippines

    15 November 2005

    The development of the guide and tools was made possible and implemented by the ILO Subregional Office for South-East Asia and the Pacific and ILO’s global programme, Strategies and Tools against Social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP) in the Philippines, funded by the Government of Norway. It was undertaken in the framework of the National Plan Action for Decent Work in the Philippines.

August 2005

  1. Extending maternity protection to women in the informal economy: The case of the Philippines

    10 August 2005

    Information on how maternity benefits are included in different community-based health financing systems has been gathered in nine countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The countries are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, India, Nepal, Philippines, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.

July 2005

  1. Upgrading the Central Java wood furniture industry: A value-chain approach

    20 July 2005

    Furniture production in Central Java has spawned a long tradition of skills and production techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.

  2. Opening Address to the ILO-MOLISA Seminar on Labour Protection to Informal Economy Workers

    01 July 2005

    by Mr Raghwan, Specialist in Workers Activities of ILO Sub-Regional Office for East Asia

  3. ILO-MOLISA Seminar on Labour Protection to Informal Economy Workers

    ILO-Ministry of Labour, Invalids & Social Affairs (MOLISA), Viet Nam meeting on labour protection for informal economy workers

June 2005

  1. Minister opens discussion on extending protection to millions of informal economy workers

    30 June 2005

    An ILO sponsored seminar on extending labour laws to protect workers in the informal economy in Thailand opens, including participators reprecenting labour inspectors, employers, homeworkers, and agricultural workers.

  2. A compendium of community-based micro-insurance schemes: Philippines

    30 June 2005

    This Compendium summarizes results of a national survey to inventory and document micro-insurance schemes currently active in the Philippines.

  3. Inventory of micro-insurance schemes in the Philippines

    01 June 2005

    This study gives an overview of existing micro-insurance schemes in the Philippines. The study is part of a global effort to document ongoing experiences of communities, local organizations, trade unions and the like. It attempts to capture the differences, the outreach, the types of organizations providing micro-insurance, the extent of coverage, in terms of population and benefits, and the linkages that these schemes may have with public or private programmes and with other schemes. Similar studies are conducted in selected countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.