Informal economy resources

October 2021

  1. COVID-19: policy responses in Indonesia (Last updated: 6 October 2021)

    20 October 2021

    Countries, including Indonesia, are taking unprecedented measures to combat the spread of the disease, while ameliorating its pernicious effect on the economy and labour market.

  2. First virtual exhibition supports income for artists

    19 October 2021

    A 24-hour virtual exhibition titled “Winds of Change – Cagi ni Veisau” enabled fifty visual artists from around Fiji to promote and sell their art online.

  3. Digitalization enables 2,000 informal sector workers access social security

    19 October 2021

    The ILO and the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) have signed an implementation agreement to develop, launch and deploy digital platforms.

  4. Training to help creative enterprises bounce back better

    19 October 2021

    The ILO and the Palau Chamber of Commerce (PCOC) have signed an Implementation Agreement for the management and delivery of business training, advisory and mentoring services.

  5. A first for the Creative Industry and Employer Organizations in the Pacific

    18 October 2021

    The UN Informal Economies Recovery Project is working in collaboration with FCEF, in an initiative that will eventually allow creative business owners to engage in national policy discussions, including on COVID-19 recovery.

  6. Local trainers in Vanuatu access enterprise development tools

    18 October 2021

    The ILO, through the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project is working in partnership with the BDS providers to deliver business training, advisory and mentoring. The target beneficiaries for the services will be the creative sector and agricultural sector enterprises affected by COVID-19.

  7. More trainers to support disaster preparedness for enterprises in Vanuatu

    18 October 2021

    This training was supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project.

  8. A voice for informal economy workers in Vanuatu

    18 October 2021

    The organizing activities by the Vanuatu National Workers Union (VNWU) and the Vanuatu Association of Public Service Employees (VAPSE) is complementary to ILO’s partnership with the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) to improve access to social security for informal sector workers in Vanuatu.

  9. First Informal Sector Trade Shows in Tonga a Success

    18 October 2021

    The ILO through the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project, continues to provide technical assistance to the Tonga Public Service Association (PSA) to organise the informal sector.

  10. Meet our partners - Sept/Oct UN Informal Economies Recovery Project e-newsletter feature

    18 October 2021

    Irene Olkeriil - President of the Palau Chamber of Commerce