Informal economy resources

October 2021

  1. Jury Kebekol blends culture and business

    18 October 2021

    In this month’s Q&A, we caught up with the very talented Jury Kebekol, a traditional weaver from Palau. Jury is currently part of a cohort of cultural and creative workers receiving trade and business training through the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project.

  2. Tongan Minister of Trade and Economic Development Q&A feature for the Sept/Oct 2021 edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    18 October 2021

    Hon. Tatafu Toma Moeaki

  3. Designing His Future - Josaia Matewai – Entrepreneur’s Journey (FIJI)

    15 October 2021

    Josaia Matewai explains his role in the rapidly evolving visual arts sector in Fiji.

  4. COVID-19: policy responses in Timor-Leste (Last updated: 27 September 2021)

    11 October 2021

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

September 2021

  1. Speaker’s Information Notes

    14 September 2021

  2. South-South Speaker’s Information Notes

    14 September 2021

August 2021

  1. Chamber prepares for its first engagement with the informal economy in Palau

    31 August 2021

    The Palau Chamber of Commerce (PCOC) will, for the first time, engage with informal sector businesses to support COVID-19 recovery.

  2. National Budget prioritizes Informal sector recovery in Fiji

    31 August 2021

    This month, the Informal Economies Recovery Project Team sat down with Fiji’s Minister for Commerce Trade Tourism and Transport - Hon. Faiyaz Siddiq Koya. He spoke to us about the Fijian Government’s recently announced national budget, and how it is designed to support COVID-19 recovery in the informal sector.

  3. From Volcanoes to Cultural Trade

    31 August 2021

    Sandrine Wallez is the founder of ‘Alternative Communities Trade In Vanuatu’ - ACTIV. A former volcanologist, she speaks to us about her role in the UN’s Informal Economies Recovery Project and the current state of the cultural and creative industry in Vanuatu

  4. Acknowledging young Pacific entrepreneurs transforming food systems

    31 August 2021

    The Informal Economies Recovery Project highlights some of the young entrepreneurs in the Pacific.