Informal economy resources

December 1994

  1. Cooperative entrepreneurship for managers: Trainers' manual

    15 December 1994

    The manual is for managers who learn by doing, who have learned most of what they know from practical experience. It is meant to support them with more background knowledge, and also offers enough opportunity to share their experiences and ideas.

November 1994

  1. Assessing the efficiency and outreach of urban micro-finance schemes: Main report

    18 November 1994

    The report includes two parts: the main report where data and information collected from five case studies on financial intermediaries are assessed and recommendations are made for improving access to financial services by the informal sector; and a second part where the five case studies are presented.

October 1994

  1. Cooperative entrepreneurship for members: Trainers' manual

    14 October 1994

    The aim of the report is to convince cooperative members who have an innovative attitude and are willing to improve their entrepreneurial capabilities.

September 1994

  1. Informal sector: Labour laws and industrial relations

    30 September 1994

    This report includes two parts: the main report where data and information collected from five case studies on financial intermediaries are assessed and recommendations are made for improving access to financial services by the informal sector; and a second part where the five case studies are presented.

August 1994

  1. Snapshot of working conditions in the urban informal sector

    29 August 1994

    The report provides some baseline information on working conditions in the informal sector such as work area, shop floor arrangements, work posture, ventilation, lighting, among others.

  2. Working together to create jobs: A guide to worker-owned cooperative development

    26 August 1994

    The guide was developed out of ILO's concern about structural adjustment, poverty, unemployment and job creation and an awareness that worker-owned cooperatives can move actively address the pressing problems of unemployment in developing countries as well as the economic restructuring in Eastern Europe following the collapse of communism in 1990.

July 1994

  1. People with disabilities in the informal sector

    15 July 1994

    The report summarizes the findings and recommendations of a study with the following main objectives to assess the severity of the special problems faced by people with disabilities (PWDs).

March 1994

  1. Manual for training cooperative management staff

    31 March 1994

    The manual was developed in answer to a long felt need for a resource material for practical training of cooperative staff.

January 1994

  1. Trainers' manual: Pre-membership education seminar

    10 January 1994

    The target group of this training consists of future members of cooperatives, persons who have shown interest and the intention to either become members of an existing cooperative, or who want to organize and register their own.

April 1990

  1. Informal sector: Labour laws and industrial relations

    30 April 1990

    For the purpose of this paper, the following definition of the informal sector is adopted: "The informal sector consists of small-scale, self-employed activities, with or without hired workers, typically operating with a low level of organization and technology with the primary objective of generating employment and incomes.