News on informal economy

  1. Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    Debate on regulating digital labour platforms is crucial

    02 September 2019

    The ILO Director-General highlighted the need for policies to deal with the challenges of web-based labour platforms. Some form of regulation is needed, Guy Ryder said at the meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in Matsuyama, Japan.

  2. News

    ILO and StreetNet investigate the organizational needs of street and market vendors in Moldova

    30 August 2019

  3. News

    ILO participates in SEWA Workshop on Development of Grassroots Women’s Cooperatives in Ahmedabad

    26 August 2019

  4. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    StreetNet International: Organizing street vendors towards formalization and economic empowerment

    16 July 2019

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Ms Oksana Abboud, International Coordinator at StreetNet International.

  5. © SEWA 2019


    How social cooperatives help informal workers

    16 July 2019

    Does organizing informal workers into their own cooperatives help them? Most certainly. Let me tell you about two poor salt-pan workers from the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK), Gujarat, India.

  6. Informal Economy

    Future of trade unions depends on organizing the informal economy

    20 June 2019

    A new report reveals that organizing workers in the informal economy may spark the renewal of the trade union movement. This can be done by expanding membership and collective bargaining coverage in the informal economy in order to protect labour rights, project a united voice and influence social and economic policies.

  7. News

    ILO shares its message for a parallel event at the 63rd CSW on empowering women in waste management

    19 March 2019

    ILO has sent a video message for a parallel event to the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on cooperative ways to empower informal women workers in waste management chains.

  8. Blog

    Step By Step to Formalization

    14 December 2018

    Four out of five enterprises in the world are informal. That means they are not covered or insufficiently covered by any laws or other formal arrangements.

  9. News

    Uses of cooperatives and other SSE organizations reflected at the 2018 edition of the ITC-ILO Academy on the transition to the formal economy

    29 November 2018

  10. News

    ILO’s participation in the WIEGO General Assembly

    29 November 2018

    ILO COOP participated in the seventh General Assembly of Women in Informal Economy: Globalizing Organizing (WIEGO) that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 12-14 November 2018.