Informal economy resources

March 2013

  1. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, March 2013

    28 March 2013

    The third quarterly newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam covers a range of news from widening gender pay gap, the inclusion of business training package in the national secondary education curricula, a new community-based tourism village in Quang Nam Province to the voice of migrant workers during the post-2015 development consultations. In this issue, the ILO also talks to representatives of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on the occasion of the National Week on Occupational Safety and Health and Fire Prevention in March.

  2. Better Work Viet Nam newsletter, Jan-Apr 2013

    07 March 2013

    The Better Work Viet Nam's newsletter highlights the project's major activities, including worker-employer dialogue mechanism, minimum wage rise and fire safety in the apparel industry in the south.

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.