Formalization of the economy is a complex and long term process that often requires to combine interventions on laws and regulations with those aiming to foster productivity and the ability to generate wealth. For part of the workforce, the reduction of decent work deficits is the first step toward a progressive formalization in the longer term. The significant reduction of informality in some countries illustrates that achieving results is largely possible.
Announcement - Call for abstracts: Technology and the transition from informal to formal economy
All you need to know about Recommendation 204
International Labour Conference
At its 104th Session (2015), the ILC adopted R204, based on strong tripartite consensus and near unanimous vote, following a two-year process of consultations.
Global Deal for Decent Work & Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief
09 July 2020
Employers and workers negotiating measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, protect livelihoods and support recovery: A review of practice
03 July 2020
ILO International Training Center
These courses are designed to increase the capacity of constituents to effectively collect data on informality, and to design, implement, monitor and evaluate formalization policies and strategies.
Web-based learning tool promoting sharing of knowledge & experiences on the transition to formality, and providing a comprehensive & interactive repository for supporting the follow-up strategy.