Informal economy resources

January 2022

  1. Launch event: Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    25 January 2022

    The study is anchored in the risk that migrants face due to climate change, further exacerbated by the Covid-19 and its negative implications on the world of work in South Asia countries especially Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The study further explores innovate solutions by Governments, Businesses and Civil Society Organisations to overcome these existing challenges.

  2. Agenda - Launch of Report: Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    25 January 2022

  3. Launch of Report: Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    The study is anchored in the risk that migrants face due to climate change, further exacerbated by COVID-19 and its negative implications on the world of work in South Asian countries, especially in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The study further explores innovative solutions by governments, businesses and civil society organizations to overcome these existing challenges. The report is scheduled for a virtual launch on 25 January 2022 from 3:00 – 4:30PM IST

  4. ILO: 2.2 million workers affected by Typhoon Odette in the Philippines

    14 January 2022

    One month since Super Typhoon Odette (Rai) hit the Philippines, a new ILO assessment reveals nearly 2.2 million workers have been directly affected.

  5. Super Typhoon Rai (Odette): ILO response for decent work and a human-centred recovery

    05 January 2022

    Since Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) hit the Philippines, the ILO has been working with partners and communities to place decent work and sustainable livelihoods at the forefront of disaster-response for a human-centred recovery.

  6. Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) and employment in the Philippines: A rapid impact assessment, 1st edition

    05 January 2022

    The ILO conducted an initial rapid assessment on the impact of Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) that hit the Philippines in December 2021. The super typhoon devastated millions of lives and is weighing down the socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

December 2021

  1. The state of informal employment in Mongolia: Survey report

    27 December 2021

    This report presents the results of the 2021 Informal Employment Survey for Mongolia, which was undertaken to understand the current state of informal employment in the country.

  2. Creative-prenures benefit from Palau market

    20 December 2021

    The initiative was technically supported and funded by the United Nations joint Informal Economies Recovery Project with the support of the Palau Chamber of Commerce.

  3. Fijian informal sector business owners and workers access social security

    16 December 2021

    The Informal Economies Recovery Project partnered with fellow UN projects - Markets for Change and REACH, to coordinate an outreach to the Rakiraki municipal market and Conua in the province of Nadroga in Fiji.

  4. Fiji’s western artists prepare for potential disruptions from cyclones

    10 December 2021

    ILO and UNDP are currently working with business development providers such as MSME Fiji, the Itaukei Affairs Trust Board, Green House Co-Working, Vou Fiji and the Fiji Enterprise Engine to roll out BCP training to a large cohort of MSME’s. Through the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project, similar initiatives are being implemented in Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu.