Publications on informal economy

  1. Publication

    Informal Economy: The Growing Challenge for Labour Administration

    01 January 2005

    Presents a synthesis of experiences regarding labour administration in the informal sector. Looks at issues of social security, bonded labour, home workers, and child labour.

  2. Publication

    Using the ILO Code of Practice and training manual - Guidelines for employers

    01 January 2004

  3. Publication

    Measuring the non-observed economy. A handbook

    11 June 2002

  4. Publication

    Using the ILO Code of Practice and training manual - Guidelines for trade unions

    01 May 2002

  5. Publication

    Good practice study in Shanghai on employment services for the informal economy

    01 April 2002

    Working paper on the informal economy 2002/6

  6. Publication

    Decent Work and the Informal Economy: Abstracts of working papers

    01 January 2002

    Describes the informal economy and highlights its decent work deficit. Proposes an integrated strategy to address underlying causes of informality and to promote decent work in all sectors of the economy, from formal to informal.

  7. Publication

    Organisation, negotiation and contracting in development programmes and projects

    01 January 2001

    A Study of Current Practice at the Community Level

  8. Publication

    Various reports containing information on the informal economy

    01 January 2001

    This is a list of publications referring to the informal economy categorized by subject and region

  9. Publication

    Social security for the excluded majority: Case studies of developing countries

    01 January 1999

    This book looks closely at the workings of self-financed schemes for informal workers that emerged in the 1990s, and highlights the schemes that have been most beneficial. The authors evaluate various approaches to the extension of formal sector social insurance to informal sector workers, including the self-employed. In addition, they explore how social assistance programmes, although often requiring sophisticated administration, can help ensure that benefits reach the population most in needs, such as children, the disabled and the elderly. The study offers an in-depth analytical introduction on the extension of social security in developing countries as a whole, and a conclusion containing innovative policy recommendations for countries designing and implementing new programmes.

  10. Publication

    Urban employment guidelines : employment-intensive participatory approaches for infrastructure investment

    01 January 1998