Informal economy resources

November 2012

  1. Pelagandong Project 2009-2012

    01 November 2012

    The video documents community empowerment activities to revitalize the economy and social stability in Maluku after suffering ethnic, religious and group conflicts from 1999-2003.

September 2012

  1. Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of Informal Economy in South Asia (Nepal, Bangladesh and India)

    01 September 2012

    The five year project is funded by the Government of Japan and is implemented in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The project will address the problems by facilitating formalization of informal businesses and workers, and discouraging informalization of the formal economy firms and jobs. It will also facilitate a review of the policy and the regulatory incentives and disincentives of formalization/ informalization, and promote growth of formal employment through job-rich growth strategies and integrated formalization assistance in selected Districts and sector in Nepal.

June 2012

  1. Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of the Informal Economy in South Asia

    01 June 2012

    The project aims to facilitate the formalization of some selected sectors in the informal economy and support the discouragement of informalisation of jobs and enterprises in the formal economy.

May 2012

  1. DWCP 2012-2016 Signing Ceremony

    25 May 2012

    The Government of Viet Nam, the workers’ and employers’ organizations and the ILO signed the new Decent Work Country Program 2012-2016 on 24 May 2012.

  2. The Solomon Islands Human Security project

    01 May 2012

    The goal of the initiative is to enhance human security for the selected communities and ex-combatants in the Solomon Islands by reducing tensions and promoting peaceful and sustainable measures for their survival and dignity.

November 2011

  1. Workshop on New Product Development of Micro Insurance and Savings for Low Income Household

    The workshop “New product development of micro insurance and savings for low income households “ is co-organized by Microfinance Support Programme under ILO Country Office for Viet Nam and Bureau of Social Protection, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

September 2010

  1. Social dialogue on informal economy and decent work

    Despite Indonesian unemployment and poverty rate is being declining, the share of informal economy in total employment has increased as a consequence of the recent financial and economic crisis.

May 2010

  1. Informal economy

    14 May 2010

    Informal economy in Sri Lanka

November 2009

  1. A3-52098: Poverty Reduction Strategies and the Informal Economy Inter-Regional Workshop for Trade Unions from Asia and Africa

    The Workshop A3-52098 on “Poverty Reduction Strategies and the Informal Economy” will seek to: a) Strengthen unions’ capacities for promoting a Decent Work development paradigm that reduces poverty and deals with the informal economy; b) Evaluate PRSs and formulate trade union policies to reduce poverty; c) Promote understanding of ILO’s International Labour Standards, the Global Jobs Pact, and policies for promoting Decent Work; d) Develop trade union policies and strategies for organizing unorganised workers; e) Provide the opportunity for trade unionists from Asia and from Africa to share experiences and strategies on how they are dealing with poverty reduction and informalisation in their respective regions

  2. Domestic work is adult work

    09 November 2009

    An opinion editorial by Bill Salter, Director, ILO Subregional Office for East Asia on child domestic workers in Cambodia.