Informal economy resources

December 2021

  1. The state of informal employment in Mongolia: Survey report

    27 December 2021

    This report presents the results of the 2021 Informal Employment Survey for Mongolia, which was undertaken to understand the current state of informal employment in the country.

  2. Creative-prenures benefit from Palau market

    20 December 2021

    The initiative was technically supported and funded by the United Nations joint Informal Economies Recovery Project with the support of the Palau Chamber of Commerce.

  3. Fijian informal sector business owners and workers access social security

    16 December 2021

    The Informal Economies Recovery Project partnered with fellow UN projects - Markets for Change and REACH, to coordinate an outreach to the Rakiraki municipal market and Conua in the province of Nadroga in Fiji.

  4. Fiji’s western artists prepare for potential disruptions from cyclones

    10 December 2021

    ILO and UNDP are currently working with business development providers such as MSME Fiji, the Itaukei Affairs Trust Board, Green House Co-Working, Vou Fiji and the Fiji Enterprise Engine to roll out BCP training to a large cohort of MSME’s. Through the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project, similar initiatives are being implemented in Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu.

  5. Development and formalization in Asia: Insights from Japan, Republic of Korea and Singapore

    07 December 2021

    This report examines the historical socio-economic pathways that facilitated the creation of labour markets that were dominantly formal in nature in three advanced economies – Japan, Republic of Korea and Singapore. The case studies emphasize the complementarities between national political economy and labour market dynamics and draws lessons, where possible, for the emerging economies of today that strive to accelerate the closing of formality gaps.

  6. Opening address at the Inception Workshop: Baseline Study and Sectoral Assessment of Working Conditions in the Rural Sectors

    03 December 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Inception Workshop: Baseline Study and Sectoral Assessment of Working Conditions in the Rural Sectors, 3 December 2021, Manila, Philippines

November 2021

  1. ILO supports micro, small and medium enterprises leverage reopening of borders in Fiji

    29 November 2021

    With Fiji’s international borders opening up to tourists this week and hundreds of businesses around the country having safely resumed operations, there has been a high demand for Business Development Services by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMSEs)

  2. Digital employment marketplace a game changer for Vanuatu

    20 November 2021

    The initiative was technically supported and funded by the United Nations joint Informal Economies Recovery Project, based on a proposal received from the Vanuatu Tripartite Labour Advisory Council.

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    ILO research highlights massive COVID-19 impact on tourism employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 November 2021

    Asia–Pacific tourism industry left reeling from job losses, deterioration in work quality and shifts towards increased informality.

  4. ILO Pasifika Update November 2021

    14 November 2021

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find updates on events and other news highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific from September to November 2021.