Resources on informal economy

  1. ILO – State (Karnataka) consultative workshop with Employers: Voluntary code of practice for engagement of contract labour

    To discuss the draft voluntary code of practice by formal enterprises in respect of engagement of contract labour and possible strategies for adoption by enterprises.

  2. ILO-SFU Microfinance for Decent Work: Enhancing the impact of microfinance on formalisation and productivity, The Indian Experience: Knowledge Sharing Workshop

    To share the Indian Experience and the 2 decent work areas they have prioritised: ESAF addressing formalisation of its informal clients and BASIX improving the productivity of agri and diary clients through better occupational safety and health conditions.

  3. Start and Improve Your Business Training of Trainers Seminar

    11 February 2015

    for Members of Dometic Workers Union of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), Pune

  4. Start and Improve Your Business Training of Trainers Seminar

    11 February 2015

    for Members of Dometic Workers Union of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), Pune

  5. Thirteenth Sapru House Lecture by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General

    12 January 2015

  6. Testing methodologies to support informal economy workers and small producers to combat hazardous child labour in their own sectors (India Component with IndustriALL Global)

    01 January 2015

    The project aims to build the capacity of informal economy workers to address hazardous child labour.

  7. Promoting transition towards formalization: Selected good practices in four sectors

    15 December 2014

    This publication covers four sectors: construction, private transport, hotels and tourism and domestic work. The choice of sectors is related to the needs and priorities identified by the national constituents in each of the three countries in relation to the Way Out of Informality project.

  8. Labour laws, the business environment and the growth of micro and small enterprises in South Asia

    15 December 2014

    This report provides empirical evidence on the influence labour related laws and regulations have on enterprise growth and the promotion of decent and productive employment.

  9. Way out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of the Informal Economy in South Asia - Mid-term Evaluation

    17 November 2014

    A Mid-term Evaluation

  10. Labour law, the business environment and growth of micro and small enterprises - Sri Lanka

    15 November 2014

    Part of a series of four country studies commissioned by the ILO to research the impact of labour laws and the cost of regularization on entrepreneurs’ decisions to formalize their business.