Publications on informal economy

  1. ILO News

    ILO Pasifika Update March 2021

    31 March 2021

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find updates on events and other news highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific from December 2020 to March 2021.

  2. ILO Working paper 27

    Platform work and the employment relationship

    31 March 2021

    This working paper analyses national and supranational case law and legislation about the employment status of platform workers. It does so by referring to the ILO Employment Relationship Recommendation, 2006 (No. 198). It finds that this Recommendation provides for a valuable compass to navigate the issues that emerge from the analysis of the existing case law and legislation about platform work.

  3. Book

    Is the future ready for youth?

    18 March 2021

    Youth employment policies for evolving labour markets

  4. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to workers in the informal economy. Information and awareness

    15 March 2021

    If workers and employers do not know what social protection schemes are available to them, what their rights and responsibilities are and how they can access such schemes, then social protection policies and programmes have little chance of succeeding. Limited access to information and awareness may significantly hinder the extension of social security.

  5. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  6. Publication

    Terms of Reference – Individual Consultants / Service Providers

    11 March 2021

    Review of National Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Frameworks, and Practice: A Baseline Study for Sudan

  7. ILO Working paper 25

    Homeworking in the Philippines: Bad job ? Good job ?

    09 March 2021

    This report focuses on two categories of homeworkers in the Philippines: industrial homeworkers, who assemble or fabricate goods for factories, retailers or their agents under subcontracting arrangements; and online workers, who render services to their clients or employers via telecommunications technologies and digital platforms.

  8. Publication

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2021: The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work

    23 February 2021

    This ILO flagship report explores how the contemporary platform economy is transforming the way work is organized, and analyses the impact of digital labour platforms on enterprises, workers and society as a whole. The report offers a comprehensive picture of the experience of workers and businesses on online web-based and location-based platforms, drawing on surveys and interviews with some 12,000 workers and representatives of 85 businesses around the world, in multiple sectors. It also provides insights into the business model of digital labour platforms, examines regulatory responses around the globe, and presents a way forward to ensure that all platform work is decent work.

  9. World Employment and Social Outlook 2021

    The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work

    23 February 2021

    This ILO flagship report explores how the contemporary platform economy is transforming the way work is organized, analyzing the impact of digital labour platforms on enterprises, workers and society as a whole.

  10. World Employment and Social Outlook 2021

    The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work

    23 February 2021

    This report examines how digital labour platforms are transforming the world of work and how that affects employers and workers. It focuses on two main types of digital labour platform: online web-based platforms, where tasks are performed online and remotely by workers, and location-based platforms, where tasks are performed at a specified physical location by individuals, such as taxi drivers and delivery workers.