Towards integrated strategy for the transition to formality: road maps for Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

The South-South triangular cooperation initiative in Eastern Europe and Central Asia aims to facilitate knowledge-exchange and mutual learning to promote the development of coherent and integrated strategies to facilitate the transition to formality in four countries with the among the higher informality rates in the region: Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. The initiative launched by the ILO Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in partnership with the ILO South-South Cooperation Unit based in Geneva, include knowledge-sharing workshops; comparative analysis of policy measures and institutional arrangements to increase formalization and assessment of their effectiveness; and country-to-country peer learning and exchange of expertise and good practices applied by constituents. The present report identify the current progress in the four selected countries according to the responses provided to a questionnaire survey sent in the second semester of 2020, which enabled a self-assessment on critical policy measures, ranging from detection of informality and sanctions to incentives to formalization.