Informal economy resources

July 2018

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  2. ILO congratulates Minister on new portfolio

    ILO Country Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives Ms Simrin Singh called on Hon. Ravindra Samaraweera (10 May 2018) to congratulate him on his recent appointment as Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations.

April 2018

  1. Youth safety and health at work: Early education equals early protection

    30 April 2018

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

  2. Informal Economy in Asia and the Pacific

    02 April 2018

March 2018

  1. VIDEO: “Everyone in my village has moved to the city for a job”

    24 March 2018

    Kura is a migrant worker hailing from a small village of Uttar Pradesh, India. He left his home and moved to New Delhi for work and livelihood. He says life hasn’t been easy and that he wishes for a secure future for his children.

  2. ILO provides Community-Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) in Tonga

    21 March 2018

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and the Ministry of Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation, and Labour (MCCTIL) has launched a community based emergency employment programme in Tonga.