Resources on informal economy

  1. South African delegation visits India to learn about rural public works programmes

    27 September 2017

    A study tour was undertaken from September 18-22 by officials from South Africa to learn how India addresses challenges to rural development.

  2. Labour Market Survey in KSA: Skill Development Programme

    13 July 2017

    Final Report:The Construction Sector for City & Guilds and International Organization of Migration (IOM).

  3. A guidebook on social protection schemes for informal workers in Maharashtra (In Marathi language)

    13 July 2017

    This book presents a list of social protection schemes of the Central Government and Maharashtra State Government that are aimed for people who are below the poverty line, people from lower income groups, women, the elderly, the unemployed, migrants, the landless, young children, farmers, people from the unorganized sector, and people from marginalized communities, amongst others.

  4. Community based Entrepreneurship Development (C-BED) manual for Basic Financial literacy - (In Marathi language)

    03 July 2017

    The Community-based Tool on Basic Financial Literacy: A Facilitators Guide is a training tool of the Community-based Entrepreneurship Development (C-BED) Programme. This material provides CBED facilitators with guidelines and practical instructions on how to plan and implement a community-based training to build the business skills of aspiring or current entrepreneurs. This volume focuses on the topic of financial management.

  5. R204 - Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation, 2015 (No. 204) - (In Marathi language)

    03 July 2017

    This book presents contents of the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation, 2015 (No. 204) in Marathi language. This is the first international labour standard to focus on the informal economy in its entirety and diversity and to point clearly in the direction of transition to the formal economy as the means for realizing decent work for all and for achieving inclusive development.

  6. Community-Based Entrepreneurship Development (C-BED) for Aspiring Entrepreneurs. Training in Business Development - A Facilitator's Guide (Marathi)

    03 July 2017

    It provides CBED facilitators with guidelines and practical instructions on how to plan and implement a community-based training to build the business skills of aspiring or current entrepreneurs. This volume focuses on the basic of starting and running a business including developing a business plan and marketing plan.

  7. Informal economy workers are ‘REAL WORKERS’

    23 March 2017

    Aya Matsuura, Chief Technical Advisor of ILO’s Way out of informality project, stresses on the need for formalization and safeguarding the rights of the informal economy workers.

  8. Human Rights Defense International (HRDI) Conference on Indian Workers in the Gulf

    07 February 2017

  9. ILO and The All India Organisation of Employers' Consultative Workshop on 'Engaging Contract Workers – Model Practices and Voluntary Code'

    A state level consultative workshop with employers from automobile sector was organized by ILO’s Way out of Informality project in collaboration with All India Organization of Employers (AIOE-EFSI).

  10. Perspectives on children’s work and schooling: Evidence from a longitudinal study in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India

    30 August 2016

    The ILO is committed to promoting decent work for all including complete elimination of child labour. Using data from a longitudinal study of children’s use of time (spanning seven years in the lives of 1,000 children), this paper examines the relationship between childhood work experience and later educational outcomes.