Working conditions in the urban informal sector

Snapshot of working conditions in the urban informal sector

The report provides some baseline information on working conditions in the informal sector such as work area, shop floor arrangements, work posture, ventilation, lighting, among others.

The report suggests a number of simple interventions which could substantially improve working conditions and makes specific recommendations for adopting the ILO approach for improving working conditions in small enterprises (Work Improvement in Small Enterprises - WISE) to the specific characteristics and needs of the informal sector.