News on informal economy

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    21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    Facing rapid changes in the world of work, labour statisticians meet to update measurement of key concepts of labour statistics

    11 October 2023

    The International Conference of Labour Statisticians, the global standard-setting body for labour market statistics, is meeting at the ILO to review new trends and requirements in data gathering and usage, and methods for measuring key indicators related to advancing social justice.

  2. News

    The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights comes to ILO for technical exchanges on the business and human rights agenda

    05 October 2023

  3. Informal economy

    ILO,UNESCO and UNDP joined forces to boost entrepreneurship skills in the Solomon Islands

    04 October 2023

    ILO, UNESCO, and UNDP collaborate for the Training of Trainers on Start and Improve Your Business Tools.

  4. Informal economy

    Tuvalu entrepreneurs empowered through training

    30 September 2023

    Start and Improve Your Business tools rolled out to help strengthen entrepreneurship environment and drive growth.

  5. Press release

    New study advances the transition of Palestinian informal industry workers through social dialogue

    18 September 2023

    An ILO study has equipped stakeholders and the tripartite partners with evidence-based data and tools to safeguard society, workers, and employers alike in informal economies through collaborative effort in labour market governance and social dialogue. The validation workshop serves as a milestone in the Social Dialogue for Formalization and Employability in the Southern Neighbourhood Region (SOLIFEM) project, co-funded by the European Union and the ILO.

  6. Labour market

    Pacific Island Nations take strides to enhance labour market insights

    04 September 2023

    Training builds statistics capacity in order to help shape evidence-based labour market policies.

  7. Social protection

    The Universal Health Insurance Scheme (RAMU) is being set up in Burkina Faso

    24 August 2023

    Five decrees implementing on the Universal Health Insurance Scheme (RAMU) adopted by the Council of Ministers

  8. News

    Timor-Leste to extend its social security coverage to informal workers

    07 August 2023

    The ILO supports the government of Timor-Leste strengthen its social security policies and programmes focusing on informal sector.

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    Time to Act for SDG 8

    What will it take to ensure Decent work for all?

    03 August 2023

    Sustainable Development Goal 8 on Decent Work for All is the only SDG that brings together social, economic and environmental targets. It has an impact on all other Agenda 2030 goals. Ahead of the UN SDG Summit on 18-19 September, we ask what will it take to ensure it is achieved?

  10. News

    Action plan for formalization in the Solomon Islands takes shape

    19 July 2023

    Financial inclusion, digitalization, and blended finance identified amongst potential pathways to formality for informal enterprises.