Informal economy

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    Although it is difficult to assess the extent of undeclared work in Central and Eastern Europe, recent findings indicate that informal employment is widespread in the Western Balkans and Moldova and also in other Central and Eastern European countries. For example, the latest ILO studies have revealed that over 30 per cent of the total workforce is employed informally in the construction sector of Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in the overall economy of Montenegro and Moldova. More

What's new

  1. Enabling Environments for Sustainable Enterprises

    Albanian employers present business priorities for sustained enterprise growth

    11 December 2017

  2. Future of Work

    Promoting legitimate and safe employment in Hungary

    16 December 2016

  3. Development cooperation

    ILO and Montenegro celebrate 10 years of cooperation

    15 July 2016

Focus on our projects

  1. Montenegro

    Moving from the informal to the formal economy

  2. South Eastern European countries and Moldova

    Formalization of the informal economy