Informal economy resources

May 2004

  1. The challenge of informal work in the Philippines

    28 May 2004

    Scattered about in major thoroughfares, inserted in between high-rise buildings and tucked away in improvised homes, one finds ranks of workers increasingly cast into self-created occupations. The images of street vendors, cafeteria on jeeps and home-based stores, have become normal fare in the Philippines, so much so that these activities have gained acceptance as a survival strategy of the poor and underemployed.

December 2003

  1. National Statistical Coordination Board Resolution No. 16 Series of 2003

    12 December 2003

    Adopting a set of criteria for identifying the informal sector

November 2003

  1. Extending social protection through health micro-insurance schemes to women in the informal economy: Gender strategy

    01 November 2003

    This paper seeks to present possible strategies for ILO in extending social protection to women and men in the informal economy in the Philippines through gender-responsive health micro-insurance schemes.

February 2003

  1. Infrastructure for rural productivity enhancement sector

    13 February 2003

    The INFRES Project covers 41 provinces and 779 municipalities and cities, and is implemented in nine regions in the Philippines.

January 2003

  1. Training for rural economic empowerment (TREE): Some success stories

    01 January 2003

  2. Strategies and Tools Against Social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP)

    01 January 2003

    The STEP project aimed to provide better quality of life to informal economy workers and their families through better access to health care.

November 2002

  1. Adaptation of an official definition on the informal sector

    06 November 2002

    National Statistical Coordination Board Resolution No. 15 Series of 2002

June 2002

  1. Resolution concerning decent work and the informal economy

    01 June 2002

January 2002

  1. Impact of the economic crisis on homeworkers in Thailand

    01 January 2002

    Describes the changing conditions and problems faced by homeworkers in two industries, the artificial flower and ready-made garment industries.

November 2001

  1. Community-based micro-insurance schemes offering maternity health case: Philippine experience

    16 November 2001

    The report explores new ways and practices through which maternity protection through community-based micro-insurance schemes can be expanded to cover women in the informal economy.