Informal economy resources

July 2018

  1. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    16 July 2018

  2. Biography of Speakers - South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization

    16 July 2018

    The Forum aims to support the Philippines to achieve decent work through enterprise formalization by further empowering policymakers and informal economy leaders to design and implement an appropriate policy mix. The three-day Forum will bring together around 30 high level policy makers and expert from the Philippines with experts from the Global South (Brazil, Chile, India and Uruguay) and ILO Specialists.

  3. Message of Support from the Department of Labor and Employment at the South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization

    16 July 2018

    By Secretary Silvestre H. Belo III, Department of Labor and Employment, delivered by Director Ma Karina Perida-Trayvilla, Bureau of Workers with Special Concern (BWSC) at the South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization, Manila, Philippines, 16 July 2018

  4. Opening address at the South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization

    16 July 2018

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization, Manila, Philippines, 16 July 2018

  5. Brochure: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines

    11 July 2018

  6. Programme: Transition from informal to formal economy: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines

    11 July 2018

    The efforts to facilitate formalization of the informal economy has been accelerating across the globe bolstered with the historic adoption of Recommendation 204 Concerning the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation (R204) which was adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 104th Session in 2015. With the launch of the SDGs, the interests are growing to support more than 60 per cent of the world’s workforce operating in the informal economy through transition to formality. The notion that economic growth, while a necessary condition, is insufficient to reduce informality, is widespread in the debates of post-global financial crisis, and most recently in the context of the fourth industrial revolution including in the Future of Work dialogue hosted by the ILO.

  7. Transition from informal to formal economy: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines

    The efforts to facilitate formalization of the informal economy has been accelerating across the globe bolstered with the historic adoption of Recommendation 204 Concerning the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation (R204) which was adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 104th Session in 2015. With the launch of the SDGs, the interests are growing to support more than 60 per cent of the world’s workforce operating in the informal economy through transition to formality. The notion that economic growth, while a necessary condition, is insufficient to reduce informality, is widespread in the debates of post-global financial crisis, and most recently in the context of the fourth industrial revolution including in the Future of Work dialogue hosted by the ILO.

  8. Opening address at the ITCILO Workshop on “Transition from informal to formal economy: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines”

    11 July 2018

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ITCILO Workshop on “Transition from informal to formal economy: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines”, Manila, Philippines, 11 July 2018

June 2018

  1. ILO: Women do 4 times more unpaid care work than men in Asia and the Pacific

    27 June 2018

    New ILO report highlights inadequate policy responses to the rising demand for care and quantifies the extent of the care burden on women. ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis.

May 2018

  1. Decent Work Country Programme for Lao People’s Democratic Republic 2017–2021

    25 May 2018

    The 2017–21 DWCP for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic provides a five-year framework for cooperation between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the national constituents (the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Government and employers’ and workers’ organizations).