Informal economy resources

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.

November 2004

  1. Management of a gender-sensitive health micro-insurance scheme: Workshop documentation

    26 November 2004

    The Philippines has numerous community based organizations )cooperatives, women's groups and indigenous peoples) and NGOs spearheading health and other micro-insurance schemes. the need to provide a basic framework in the management and administration of a health micro-insurance scheme is necessary for the decentralized scheme to be sustainable and better able to provide protection.

October 2004

  1. Case studies of community-based health insurance schemes in the Philippines

    01 October 2004

    The document presents studies on three health micro-insurance schemes, namely, ORT Health Plus Programme in San Fernando, La Union; the NOVADECI Health Care Programme in Novaliches, Quezon City and BICAO Investment Care and Administration Organization in Carmen, Bohol.

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.