Informal economy resources

June 2022

  1. Fighting for rights and the future of ‘chikankari’

    01 June 2022

    From making beautiful embroideries to lending a helping hand to others during the COVID-19 pandemic, Uzma Jalees is determined that the rights of home-based workers should be recognized and indigenous artforms like Chikankari promoted.

May 2022

  1. Opening address at the workshop on Participatory Action Oriented Training (PAOT) approaches to improving occupational safety and health in the rural sectors of agriculture mining

    27 May 2022

    By Ms Cerilyn Pastolero, Project Manager of the ILO Project on Improving Workers' Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women at the workshop on Participatory Action Oriented Training (PAOT) approaches to improving occupational safety and health in the rural sectors of mining, 27 May 2022, Manila, Philippines

  2. Re-thinking the MSME support ecosystem to build back better from the pandemic and natural disasters

    26 May 2022

    By Mr Hideki Kagohashi, Enterprise Development Specialist, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Strengthening resilience of women and youth-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSMEs) in the creative industry in the Philippines for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development policy workshop of UN DESA and DTI, 26 May 2022, Manila, Philippines

  3. Opening address at the workshop on Participatory Action Oriented Training (PAOT) approaches to improving occupational safety and health in the rural sectors of agriculture and fishing

    24 May 2022

    By Ms Cerilyn Pastolero, Project Manager of the ILO Project on Improving Workers' Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women at the workshop on Participatory Action Oriented Training (PAOT) approaches to improving occupational safety and health in the rural sectors of agriculture and fishing, 24 May 2022, Manila, Philippines

  4. ILO, DOLE ink agreement to help workers return to work safely and digitally

    17 May 2022

    A new deal with the ILO and DOLE aims to boost over 30,000 workers’ productivity in COVID-19 and typhoon-hit areas with the support of the Government of Japan.

April 2022

  1. Decent pay and work conditions

    29 April 2022

    Underpaid, overworked, and facing insecure tenure. The Filipino worker is caught between not earning enough and making a living under difficult conditions. A lot of Filipinos in the informal sector are living a hand-to-mouth existence. CNN Philippines' Senior Anchor Mr Rico Hizon in an interview with ILO’s Ms Cerilyn Pastolero on The Exchange.

  2. Further information about the call for trainers in financial education

    22 April 2022

  3. ILO Global Programme on Financial Education Briefer

    22 April 2022

March 2022

  1. Opening address at the webinar on Promoting gender equality in the workplace through the promotion of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

    30 March 2022

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the webinar on Promoting gender equality in the workplace through the promotion of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), 30 March 2022, Manila, Philippines

  2. E-formalization: A Korean success story

    25 March 2022

    An ILO report Digital solutions and formalization: E-formalization case study on the Republic of Korea highlights the role digitalization has played in Korea’s formalization success story and provides a series of valuable experiences for other countries in the region.