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.
01 July 2005
by Mr Raghwan, Specialist in Workers Activities of ILO Sub-Regional Office for East Asia
ILO-Ministry of Labour, Invalids & Social Affairs (MOLISA), Viet Nam meeting on labour protection for 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.
30 June 2005
This Compendium summarizes results of a national survey to inventory and document micro-insurance schemes currently active 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.
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
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.
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.
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.