News on informal economy

  1. World Statistics Day

    Building better gender data for the future

    20 October 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare not only inequalities in the world of work, including between women and men, but it has also further emphasised the gender data gaps that hamper our understanding of the depth, nature and evolution of those inequalities.

  2. Annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank

    ILO: The world economy needs a new engine of economic recovery

    16 October 2020

    In written statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned against higher levels of poverty and inequality resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Highlighting the urgent need for social protection for all, he called for profound structural changes to build back better and faster.

  3. © Annie Spratt 2020

    International Day of Rural Women

    Rural women: Key actors in poverty reduction and food security

    15 October 2020

    Despite playing a major role as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneurs, rural women face gender-based discrimination leading to unpaid work, as well as unequal access to education, healthcare, property, and financial services.

  4. News

    Self-guided online course on Enterprise Formalization

    14 October 2020

  5. Food security

    Impact of COVID-19 on people’s livelihoods, their health and our food systems

    13 October 2020

    Joint statement by ILO, FAO, IFAD and WHO.

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    Labour Overview in Latin America and the Caribbean

    ILO: 34 million jobs lost by the COVID-19 crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

    01 October 2020

    The pandemic has led to a drastic contraction in employment and income in the region, but signs of an early recovery suggest the situation could begin to improve in the coming weeks.

  7. Blog

    Latin America and Caribbean show way to green COVID-19 recovery

    29 September 2020

    Greening the world of work post-COVID-19 could create millions of jobs in the most bio-diverse region on the planet. However, the right policies need to be put in place to ensure they are decent jobs.

  8. © ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

    23 September 2020

    A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

  9. Equal pay

    Prioritize pay equity in COVID-19 recovery

    18 September 2020

    The Equal Pay International Coalition says governments need to take action to close the pay gap between women and men.

  10. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Collective construction, the best strategy of the Argentine Federation of Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Worker Cooperatives (FACTTIC) to face current challenges

    18 September 2020

    “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, the ILO interviewed Leandro Monk, President of FACTTIC.