Informal economy resources

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.

November 2011

  1. Workshop on New Product Development of Micro Insurance and Savings for Low Income Household

    The workshop “New product development of micro insurance and savings for low income households “ is co-organized by Microfinance Support Programme under ILO Country Office for Viet Nam and Bureau of Social Protection, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

September 2010

  1. Social dialogue on informal economy and decent work

    Despite Indonesian unemployment and poverty rate is being declining, the share of informal economy in total employment has increased as a consequence of the recent financial and economic crisis.

May 2010

  1. Informal economy

    14 May 2010

    Informal economy in Sri Lanka

November 2009

  1. A3-52098: Poverty Reduction Strategies and the Informal Economy Inter-Regional Workshop for Trade Unions from Asia and Africa

    The Workshop A3-52098 on “Poverty Reduction Strategies and the Informal Economy” will seek to: a) Strengthen unions’ capacities for promoting a Decent Work development paradigm that reduces poverty and deals with the informal economy; b) Evaluate PRSs and formulate trade union policies to reduce poverty; c) Promote understanding of ILO’s International Labour Standards, the Global Jobs Pact, and policies for promoting Decent Work; d) Develop trade union policies and strategies for organizing unorganised workers; e) Provide the opportunity for trade unionists from Asia and from Africa to share experiences and strategies on how they are dealing with poverty reduction and informalisation in their respective regions

  2. Domestic work is adult work

    09 November 2009

    An opinion editorial by Bill Salter, Director, ILO Subregional Office for East Asia on child domestic workers in Cambodia.

June 2009

  1. India's poorest workers get organized (SEWA)

    03 June 2009

    Hundreds of millions of women worldwide work in the so-called informal sector (e.g. a job without regular income and benefits). Many women are trapped in this sector because they lack education, skills, or have other commitments which prevent full-time or regular work. In India nine out of ten working women are in informal work – with no rights, medical insurance, contract, or guaranteed minimum consequently, they and their families remain trapped in poverty. But in the Indian city of Ahmedabad, Ella Bhatt, a woman who has earned the nickname of "the gentle revolutionary", has set up a unique organization – the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA). SEWA has not only helped thousands find a way out of the poverty trap, it has given them access to financial services, and a way of making themselves heard by Government.

January 2009

  1. Social security needs assessment survey for the informal economy in the Philippines

    01 January 2009

    The development of effective policy and strategy for the extension of social security coverage to the informal economy must be based on better understanding of the target groups and assessment of their social security needs and existing services.

September 2008

  1. Administrative Note: ILO/Korea Fellowship Training on Participatory Approaches to Improve Working and Employment Conditions in the Informal Economy

    24 September 2008