Informal economy resources

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.

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