Informal economy resources

June 2002

  1. Resolution concerning decent work and the informal economy

    01 June 2002

January 2002

  1. Impact of the economic crisis on homeworkers in Thailand

    01 January 2002

    Describes the changing conditions and problems faced by homeworkers in two industries, the artificial flower and ready-made garment industries.

November 2001

  1. Community-based micro-insurance schemes offering maternity health case: Philippine experience

    16 November 2001

    The report explores new ways and practices through which maternity protection through community-based micro-insurance schemes can be expanded to cover women in the informal economy.

September 2001

  1. The Novadeci health care programme: Philippines

    10 September 2001

    The paper looks at a self-help scheme for the poor called the Novadeci Health Care Programme. The paper describes the objectives of the scheme how it operates and who are the actors invoved in its management and organization.

January 2001

  1. The informal sector in Mongolia

    01 January 2001

    Updates and extends earlier research on the informal sector in Mongolia and draws on the experience and expertise of the ILO in conducting research and identifying policies for the informal sector.

April 1990

  1. Informal sector: Labour laws and industrial relations

    30 April 1990

    For the purpose of this paper, the following definition of the informal sector is adopted: "The informal sector consists of small-scale, self-employed activities, with or without hired workers, typically operating with a low level of organization and technology with the primary objective of generating employment and incomes.