Informal economy resources

August 2021

  1. ILO Pasifika Update August 2021

    02 August 2021

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find updates on events and other news highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific from April to July 2021.

  2. UN to launch joint research findings to diversify, upgrade Ph economy

    02 August 2021

    The COVID-19 led to massive disruption of the economy and labour market. It has also revealed vulnerabilities of sectors and firms. The UN in the Philippines, in collaboration with the ILO, UNDP and UNIDO conducted a joint research to diversify and upgrade the Philippine economy, which will be launched on Thursday, 5 August 2021.

  3. ThrivePH Session 3: Exploring Opportunities for Economic Diversification and Productive Employment in the Philippines

    02 August 2021

  4. ThrivePH Session 2: Unlocking Opportunities to Build a Better Normal: Toward Gender Responsive and Resilient MSMEs in the Food Manufacturing and Processing Sector in the Philippines

    02 August 2021

July 2021

  1. Feeding the future of Tonga

    24 July 2021

    Through the Informal Economies Recovery Project, IFAD is supporting a range of agricultural development activities across Tonga, including supporting the investment in seedlings for homestead gardens to improve food security.

  2. ABS-CBN News: New Delta variant threatens recovery of small, medium firms: ILO

    23 July 2021

  3. Japan, ILO earmark $2.2-M to restart small Philippine firms hit by pandemic

    23 July 2021

    ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) Market Edge in a live interview with ILO Enterprise Development Specialist Hideki Kagohashi talked about a recently launched ILO and Japan project to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Tonga’s first ever tapa trade show to commence in August

    22 July 2021

    The newly-formed Tonga National Tapa-making Workers' Association [TNTWA] plans to inaugurate the association with the country’s first-ever Tapa Trade Show. Organized in partnership with the Tonga Public Service Association, TNTWA was formed through the support of the UN’s Informal Economies Recovery Project. The trade show is expected to be the first of an annual quarterly calendar, aimed at boosting members’ income flow.

  5. Cainton Milroy – One Tech-Savvy Entrepreneur’s Mission to Digitalize Vanuatu

    22 July 2021

    This month we sat down with Informal Economies Recovery Project partner, Cainton Milroy – an ambitious young software engineer, entrepreneur and self-confessed coffee addict from Vanuatu. He spoke to us about his role in organizing Vanuatu’s first ever e-commerce symposium; why digitalization is the future of small business success, and what his hopes are for his country – the most disaster-prone nation on the planet. Interviewer: Sanya Ruggiero

  6. 19 local business trainers in Fiji introduced to ILO’s Community Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) tools

    22 July 2021

    In an effort to strengthen Business Development Services (BDS) in Fiji, the ILO organised and delivered a Training of Facilitators (ToF) on 1st June 2021.