Transitioning to the formal economy through technology, or E-formality

New technologies are continuously transforming the world of work. Technology is transforming not only the way we work but also how we work and even why we work, for workers and economic units. The role of new technologies and its relationship with informality has been addressed from different perspectives. For policymakers, it is important to know how new technologies can transform institutional public policies to address informality.

An increasing number of governments are promoting the application of new technologies to simplify and facilitate the transition from the informal to the formal economy. These policy innovations (”e formality”) will transform the way formalization policies will be implemented in the future.

News

  1. Event

    Research forum: Technology and the transition from informal to formal economy

    18-19 January 2021

  2. Research

    Call for abstracts: Technology and the transition from informal to formal economy

    Deadline: 31 August 2020

  3. Article

    Transitioning to the formal economy through technology: The trends towards e-formality