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.
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.
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.
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.