Notes on Formalization

Trends in informal employment in Colombia: 2009 – 2013

Non-agricultural informal employment in Colombia declined from 58% in 2009 to 55% in 2013. The favourable economic cycle accompanied by job creation contributed to this decrease, as did institutional factors such as the creation of the National MSE System, labour formalization agreements, the Plan of Action for Labour Rights and programmes such as “Colombia becomes formal,” which promoted the formalization of enterprises and employment.