Informal economy resources

July 2005

  1. Upgrading the Central Java wood furniture industry: A value-chain approach

    20 July 2005

    Furniture production in Central Java has spawned a long tradition of skills and production techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.

  2. Opening Address to the ILO-MOLISA Seminar on Labour Protection to Informal Economy Workers

    01 July 2005

    by Mr Raghwan, Specialist in Workers Activities of ILO Sub-Regional Office for East Asia

  3. ILO-MOLISA Seminar on Labour Protection to Informal Economy Workers

    ILO-Ministry of Labour, Invalids & Social Affairs (MOLISA), Viet Nam meeting on labour protection for informal economy workers

June 2005

  1. Minister opens discussion on extending protection to millions of informal economy workers

    30 June 2005

    An ILO sponsored seminar on extending labour laws to protect workers in the informal economy in Thailand opens, including participators reprecenting labour inspectors, employers, homeworkers, and agricultural workers.

  2. A compendium of community-based micro-insurance schemes: Philippines

    30 June 2005

    This Compendium summarizes results of a national survey to inventory and document micro-insurance schemes currently active in the Philippines.

  3. Inventory of micro-insurance schemes in the Philippines

    01 June 2005

    This study gives an overview of existing micro-insurance schemes in the Philippines. The study is part of a global effort to document ongoing experiences of communities, local organizations, trade unions and the like. It attempts to capture the differences, the outreach, the types of organizations providing micro-insurance, the extent of coverage, in terms of population and benefits, and the linkages that these schemes may have with public or private programmes and with other schemes. Similar studies are conducted in selected countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

March 2005

  1. Address to the Planning Meeting on Gender and Business Development in the Informal Economy in Thailand

    11 March 2005

    by Ms Christine Evans-Klock, Director of ILO Subregional Office for East Asia

January 2005

  1. Training programme on management of a gender sensitive health micro-insurance schemes (HMIS) in the Philippines: Facilitator's guide

    01 January 2005

    This guide is developed to serve as reference for anyone who will be involved in organizing and conducting training programme on management of a gender sensitive health micro-insurance scheme int the Philippines. It has three parts: part I presents the training programme design; part II provides guidelines in the preparation for the training; and part III spells out the guide in facilitating each module of the training programme.

  2. Health micro-insurance schemes: Feasibility study guide

    01 January 2005

    This Guide is designed primarily for local organizations that manage a health insurance scheme. It distinguishes between schemes based on the members’ active participation in management and those that do not provide for such participation.

December 2004

  1. Extension of social security coverage for the informal economy in Indonesia: Surveys in the urban and rural informal economy

    10 December 2004

    Social security is a global concern for all employers, workers, and national governments. It is estimated that only one in five people in the world has adequate social security coverage while half of the world's population is without any social security protection at all. Lack of social security coverage is largely concentrated in the informal economy, where women are more likely to be working.