Informal economy resources

January 2006

  1. Handbook on decent work in the informal economy in Cambodia

    01 January 2006

    A guide on how to promote decent work in the informal sector in Cambodia.

  2. The informal economy, poverty and employment: an integrated approach - an independent evaluation

    01 January 2006

    Interim evaluation report of an ILO project in Cambodia, Mongolia and Thailand aimed at improving informal economy workers living and labour standards. Includes main findings on program design, implementation and effectiveness.

  3. Informal economy, poverty and employment in Cambodia, Mongolia, Thailand: the first eighteen month: a progress review

    01 January 2006

    Informal Economy, Poverty and Employment (IEPE) project progress review, presenting good practices and lessons learned. Includes the main results, a description of the national development frameworks, summary of work done and brief fact sheets.

  4. Informal gold mining in Mongolia: a baseline survey report covering Bornuur and Zaamar Soums, Tuv Aimag

    01 January 2006

    A survey on adult and child workers, local authorities, employers and intermediaries at two mining sites in Mongolia, aimed at improving workers' safety and provide guidance for future policy strategies.

  5. On the borders of legality: a review of studies on street vending in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    01 January 2006

    Collection of studies on street vending in Cambodia covering its characteristics, contribution to employment, and the role of associations in encouraging appropriate government policies that capitalize on the potential of this sector.

  6. Policy issues on street vending: an overview of studies in Thailand, Cambodia and Mongolia

    01 January 2006

    Collection of studies on street vending in Cambodia, Mongolia and Thailand.

  7. TERRAVIVA: informal economy street vending in Asia

    01 January 2006

    A special edition of the independent newspaper TERRAVIVA on an ILO theme seminar focusing on the informal economy and labour protection of street vendors in Asia.

  8. Training manual: trade union and organizing in the informal economy

    01 January 2006

    This manual is designed for use by trainers and leaders of varying levels of responsibility in trade unions. It facilitates better understanding of the challenges that trade unions face.

December 2005

  1. Experts Meeting on Labour Administration and the Informal Economy

    Meeting of experts on labour administration and the informal economy

November 2005

  1. Reference guide and tools on health micro-insurance schemes in the Philippines

    15 November 2005

    The development of the guide and tools was made possible and implemented by the ILO Subregional Office for South-East Asia and the Pacific and ILO’s global programme, Strategies and Tools against Social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP) in the Philippines, funded by the Government of Norway. It was undertaken in the framework of the National Plan Action for Decent Work in the Philippines.