Informal economy resources

February 2016

  1. ILO – Employers' Federation of India (EFI) Consultative Workshop with Employers from Automobile sector in Pune: 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.

  2. ILO – Employers' Federation of India (EFI) Consultative Workshop with Employers from Automobile sector in Mumbai: 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.

  3. ILO ASEAN Small Business Competitiveness Programme (SBC)

    15 February 2016

    The ILO ASEAN Small Business Competitiveness Programme (SBC) aims at providing a set of low cost tools for countries across the region to develop and upgrade specific/micro small business in common sectors, providing entrepreneurs and those who work with them guidance on how to establish, run and improve their business.

  4. Small Business Competitiveness (SBC) in Vang Vieng’s Tourism Sector

    15 February 2016

    This video documents best practices and some real experiences shared by homestay operators and organic farmers in Vang Vieng, Lao PDR who participated in ILO training on business management under the ILO ASEAN Small Business Competitiveness Programme (SBC). The SBC programme aims at providing a set of low cost tools for countries across the region to develop and upgrade specific/micro small business in common sectors, providing entrepreneurs and those who work with them guidance on how to establish, run and improve their business.

  5. Training Workshop on The Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment in Tourism Sector

    As tourism has been identified as a high-risk industry for sexual harassment in the workplace due to its characteristics, tourism businesses could be the leading employers in applying the Code of Conduct developed with technical assistance from the ILO for their own benefits as well as protecting the rights of workers.

  6. National Community Sharing Workshop on Community-Based Tourism (CBT)

    The workshop focused on initiatives and models that benefit the local communities and create ‘win-win situation’ with businesses in the Central Viet Nam .

  7. The ILO in Solomon Islands

    15 February 2016

    A summary of key results of ILO's work in the Solomon Islands under the joint UN project on "Human Security initiatives: "tensions" reduction, reconciliation and rehabilitation." The ILO has contributed by improving the livelihoods of people affected by civil unrest, in particular young people, inmates, persons with disabilities and females affected by the tensions.

  8. Workshop on Initiatives and Models of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism in the Central Viet Nam

    Being one of the most active tourism development regions of Viet Nam, the Central is regarded as tourism hubs with millions of tourists annually spending their experiences in Culture World Heritage and beautiful beaches. In order to promote tourism development in sustainable and responsible manner, all the relevant stakeholders in tourism value chain needs to understand the principles of sustainable development and know about good practices and models that can inspire them with initiatives and good ideas in their daily jobs.

  9. Consultation Workshop and Launching Ceremony on Ticketing/Fee System for Thanh Toan Village and its Community Museum

    Ticketing/fee system for Thanh Toan village as a compensation for tourism activities was discussed since 2014 when the ILO and UNESCO started our technical support for the commune. However, how to develop a ticketing/feed system proposal for a village? Which should governmental agencies take charge and which can approve? Which does governmental policy papers regulate? To answer this question, a Taskforce involving different stakeholders both from private and public sector was established with the technical support from the ILO and UNESCO. A series of activities was carried out until a consultation workshop organised in July 2015 and after the proposal is approved, a launch ceremony was organised with the open of Thanh Toan Community Museum.

January 2016

  1. Public-Private Dialogues on the Development of Community-Based Tourism in the Buffer Zone of My Son Sanctuary World Heritage Site

    My Son with the technical support of the ILO has become a model of poverty reduction through tourism development and of attaching benefits and preservation of local people with World Heritage Site. From benefiting zero income from the Heritage Site, local people now can create more income through providing services for visitors such as food, accommodation, experiences and local guides. However, the next step development of My Son CBT needs a close collaboration between governmental agencies and tourism-related businesses. A Public-Private Dialgue (PPD) therefore needs to be organised with concrete signed MoUs.