Informal economy resources

February 2013

  1. Local edge: Decent work - Stories from the grassroots

    01 February 2013

    This collection features stories about how the creation of good jobs and achievement of personal goals is linked to local employment strategies based on the concept of decent work.

December 2012

  1. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, Oct-Dec 2012

    18 December 2012

    The second newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam focuses on the Asian and European Labour Ministers' Conference, an MoU signed between the ILO and the country's statistics office, jobs opportunities for people with disability, and improving productivity for small and medium enterprises. The newsletter also highlights gender issues in Viet Nam's new Labour Code and a new manager-staff union dialogue mechanism initiated by an ILO’s programme.

  2. Way Out of Informality - Project launching

    10 December 2012

    The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) and ILO, jointly hosted a national tripartite workshop to launch the project and facilitate policy dialogue amongst the stakeholders to prioritize policies and interventions during its implementation phase.

November 2012

  1. Local economic recovery training video

    01 November 2012

    The instructional video is produced based on the ILO’s manual on Local Economic Recovery consisting of six sessions based on series of trainings that had been conducted by the project.

  2. Women microfinance (pemberdayaan ekonomi perempuan) Maluku 2009-2012

    01 November 2012

    The video highlights the success story of microfinance institutions for women in Maluku, in particular through microfinance programmes and activities conducted under the Pelagandong Project.

  3. Pelagandong Project 2009-2012

    01 November 2012

    The video documents community empowerment activities to revitalize the economy and social stability in Maluku after suffering ethnic, religious and group conflicts from 1999-2003.

September 2012

  1. Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of Informal Economy in South Asia (Nepal, Bangladesh and India)

    01 September 2012

    The five year project is funded by the Government of Japan and is implemented in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The project will address the problems by facilitating formalization of informal businesses and workers, and discouraging informalization of the formal economy firms and jobs. It will also facilitate a review of the policy and the regulatory incentives and disincentives of formalization/ informalization, and promote growth of formal employment through job-rich growth strategies and integrated formalization assistance in selected Districts and sector in Nepal.

June 2012

  1. Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of the Informal Economy in South Asia

    01 June 2012

    The project aims to facilitate the formalization of some selected sectors in the informal economy and support the discouragement of informalisation of jobs and enterprises in the formal economy.

May 2012

  1. DWCP 2012-2016 Signing Ceremony

    25 May 2012

    The Government of Viet Nam, the workers’ and employers’ organizations and the ILO signed the new Decent Work Country Program 2012-2016 on 24 May 2012.

  2. The Solomon Islands Human Security project

    01 May 2012

    The goal of the initiative is to enhance human security for the selected communities and ex-combatants in the Solomon Islands by reducing tensions and promoting peaceful and sustainable measures for their survival and dignity.