News on informal economy

  1. ILO Blog

    How do workers fare in the gig economy?

    20 May 2016

    A pair of studies by the ILO examines the working conditions of gig economy workers, whose classification as freelancers often leaves them without protection.

  2. Our impact, their voice

    Direct hiring opens up new horizons in Colombia’s palm oil sector

    05 May 2016

    Workers in Colombia’s palm oil agribusiness sector have reached agreements formalizing their jobs following complex tripartite negotiations. For José Guarín, this is a chance to make his dreams come true. For the ILO, while much remains to be done in the sector, this is a good beginning.

  3. © Salvatore Valastro 2020

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016

    Global unemployment projected to rise in both 2016 and 2017

    19 January 2016

    Despite falling unemployment levels in some developed economies, new ILO analysis - World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) - shows the global job crisis is not likely to end, especially in emerging economies.

  4. The informal economy

    ILO to aid Moldova’s transition to the formal economy

    14 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) launches an awareness raising campaign on the informal economy and undeclared work in Moldova.

  5. Media Advisory

    ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016 report

    12 January 2016

  6. 13th African Regional Meeting

    Ethiopia to host 13th ILO African Regional Meeting

    16 November 2015

  7. News

    Fighting world of work insecurity: High-level conference discusses ways to formalize the informal economy

    17 September 2015

    High-level representatives from Europe and Central Asia have gathered under the banner of the ILO to exchange experiences and formulate coherent policies and programmes to boost the fight against informality.

  8. News

    Azerbaijan hosts third round of peer review of youth employment policies

    09 September 2015

    As part of the project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the Commonwealth of Independent States,” implemented by ILO and financed by Public Joint Stock Company LUKOIL, a Peer Review network focusing on youth employment policies was launched in 2014, with nine countries participating.

  9. © ILO 2020

    Transition to formal economy

    Building back better in the Philippines

    17 August 2015

    ILO activities in the Philippines are a good example of what can be done to facilitate the transition from the informal to the formal economy, as they not only brought immediate income to typhoon victims, but also a guaranteed minimum wage, social protection and safety and health.

  10. International Youth Day: 12 August 2015

    Formal employment: A critical way to engage young people

    11 August 2015

    The theme for International Youth Day in 2015 is youth civic engagement, which includes economic and social engagement. Young workers who are part of the formal economy have a greater chance of having access to decent work as adults.