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For more information on our work on enterprise formalization, please contact: sme@ilo.org

Key resources for enterprise formalization

Thematic publications

Social security: ILO policy resource package “Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

Social Security
: Extending social security to self-employed workers

Social Security: Extending social security to workers in micro and small enterprises

Finance: Role of Finance in Driving Formalization of Informal Enterprises 

Multinational enterprises: Formalization of SMEs in supply chains in Latin America: what role for multinational enterprises?

Gender: Engaging Informal Women Entrepreneurs in East Africa: Approaches to Greater Formality

What works: Fact or Fiction? – ILO/GIZ Study on what works to formalize enterprises 

COVID-19: Answering key questions around informality in micro and small enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis  

COVID-19: Number of jobs in sectors at risk from the COVID-19 crisis online analysis tool 

Theory of Change: Enterprise formalization for decent work

Regional publications

Africa:

A diagnosis of the informal economy in Kenya

Initiatives de promotion de la formalisation des entreprises et leurs travailleurs en Afrique

Engaging informal women entrepreneurs in East Africa: Approaches to greater formality

Diagnostic sur la Formalisation des Entreprises et de leurs Travailleurs au Cameroun 

Etude de l’impact de la Covid-19 sur les entreprises et travailleurs de l’économie informelle au Sénégal 

Etude de l’impact de la Covid-19 sur les entreprises et travailleurs de l’économie informelle au Sénégal - Note synthétique 

Asia:

Labour Law, the Business Environment and Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises in South Asia: Synthesis Brief

Labour Law, the Business Environment and Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises in Nepal

Labour Law, the Business Environment and Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises in Bangladesh

Labour Law, the Business Environment and Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises in India

Labour Law, the Business Environment and Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises in Sri Lanka

Europe and Central Asia:

Better cheese, better work: The Alliance Caucasus Programme's Impact on Informality and Working Conditions in Georgia's Dairy Sector

Latin America:

Enterprise Formalization: The case of Chile

Monotax regime for own-account workers, micro and small entrepreneurs in Brazil

Formalization in Latin America and the Caribbean (FORLAC)

Policies for the formalization of micro and small enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean: Introductory Brief

Policies for the formalization of micro and small enterprises in Brazil

Policies for the formalization of micro and small enterprises in Chile

Policies for the formalization of micro and small enterprises in Columbia

Policies for the formalization of micro and small enterprises in Costa Rica