01 January 2002
Describes the changing conditions and problems faced by homeworkers in two industries, the artificial flower and ready-made garment industries.
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.
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.
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.
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.