Informal economy resources

January 2016

  1. Promotion of the Local Product Branding “Crafted in Quang Nam”

    The local products met many difficulties in reaching to tourism industry for reasons among of which the absence of a recognized branding could not convince tourists to buy the products. Together with the support in changes of designs and production, a market branding called “Crafted in Quang Nam” has been developed with a package of the visual identity and a management mechanism joined by different stakeholders. The event aims to promote the branding to the public after being approved by the Authority.

  2. Launching of Triem Tay – an Authentic Vietnamese Village as a CBT Cooperative, a Model of National Targetted Programe of New Rural Development

    Triem Tay- a very peaceful but poor village faced with land erosion was revitalized with tourism development. The development in Triem Tay is not only for poverty reduction of local people who wanted to leave their land due to the land losses but also a model for climate change mitigation and poverty reduction of provincial and national level. Green solutions for protecting land from the water erosion were applied with a strong support from the government both in policies and finance. Tourism development in Triem Tay is the result of a high motivation from local people, immense support of the government and technical assistance of the ILO and UNESCO.

  3. Promoting Public-Private Dialogues in Destination Development and Promotion along Ho Chi Minh trail in Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue Provinces

    Ho Chi Minh trail crosses the poorest western mountainous areas of Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue province where possesses many potentials to develop tourism including beautiful unique features of ethnic minority culture, history, nature and landscape. In order to promote tourism development for poverty reduction and create biodiversity-friendly livelihoods, the government in these provinces and tourism private businesses had dialogues facilitated by the ILO and all the commitments from governmental agencies were recorded in one Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a more effective implementation and monitoring.

  4. ILO- Feminist Economics Saturday Discussion Group (FESDIG) Guest Lecture: “Inclusive Cities and the Urban Working Poor: Informality, Gender and Empowerment”

    Guest lecture will be organized with an objective to invite further collaborations between academicians and activists to understand the issues of urban planning, from gender and informal workers perspective.

  5. 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.

  6. Pokhara Tourism Council

    19 January 2016

  7. Improving Small Business Competitiveness in Tourism Industry

    18 January 2016

    This short video features best practices and experiences of small business enterprises in tourism industries in improving their competitiveness. The video features tourism sectors in Bali and Sawahlunto, West Sumatra, Indonesia. This video is part of the small business competitiveness (SBC) programme aimed at providing a set of tools for countries across ASEAN to develop and upgrade specific micro/small business in common sectors, particularly in tourism industries. The SBC tools are based on the ILO’s Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) approach.

December 2015

  1. Yatra: A journey towards formalization (Japanese subtitles)

    21 December 2015

    The video documentary covers different initiatives under the ILO Project - Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of Informal Economy in Nepal for formalizing informal economy.

  2. National Workers Conference on Addressing Precarious Work in the Philippines

    The International Labour Organization, through the ILO Bureau for Workers' Activities (ILO-ACTRAV), together with the Federation of Free Workers will hold a “National Workers Conference on Addressing Precarious Work in the Philippines”. The event aims to contribute towards strengthening the organizational capacities of the unions and workers’ organizations for promoting actions for Decent Work for workers in precarious and informal employment relations. In addition, it aims to assist unions in the Philippines to develop national strategy to address Precarious Work in the Philippines.

  3. 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.