News on informal economy

  1. © Tabitha Ross/ILO 2020

    Press release

    New study sheds light on plight of working street-based children in Lebanon

    16 February 2015

    Study is the first of its kind to comprehensively profile the size and magnitude of street-based child labour in Lebanon

  2. International agencies' meeting

    Guy Ryder: Better jobs and higher wages can reverse slow-growth trap

    17 October 2014

    ILO Director-General warns of “slow-growth trap” for global economy and urges leaders to reverse the trend through a renewed focus on higher wages and better jobs.

  3. ECLAC / ILO Report

    Unemployment could fall to 6.0% in Latin America and the Caribbean despite limited job creation

    15 October 2014

    ECLAC-ILO study says employment formalization has contributed to a reduction in income inequality.

  4. 18th American Regional Meeting

    ILO Director-General calls for the Americas to work towards social justice

    13 October 2014

    Guy Ryder warns the informal economy poses a formidable challenge to moving towards fair and sustainable development in the Americas and says it is not about the quantity, but the quality of jobs, at the opening of the 18th American Regional Meeting of the ILO.

  5. 18th American Regional Meeting

    Guy Ryder: Formalization of the informal economy a priority for the Americas

    13 October 2014

    ILO Director-General tells American Regional Meeting that 47 per cent informality rate is still steep.

  6. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2020

    Formalizing employment in Brazil

    A “simple” path to formal employment

    09 October 2014

    In Brazil, formal employment has risen by almost 14 per cent in a decade…SUPERSIMPLES is part of the reason. The forthcoming American Regional Meeting of the ILO will consider employment and social protection policies as boosters of productivity and formal employment.

  7. Informal economy

    ILO Director-General: Labour inspections key to fighting undeclared work

    18 September 2014

    Guy Ryder urges EU member states to ramp up steps to support formalization of the informal economy, spotlighting specific action for tackling undeclared work.

  8. © ILO 2020

    103rd International Labour Conference

    Ryder: We’ve endorsed an “agenda that really matters”

    12 June 2014

    World parliament of labour offers hope to millions of victims of forced labour, discusses migration, ways out of informality and overcoming mass unemployment.

  9. 103rd International Labour Conference

    ILO moves the discussion on the informal economy one step forward

    12 June 2014

    The International Labour Conference completed a first overview of a reality that impacts 40 per cent of the global workforce.

  10. Article

    Interview with Suman More, Solid Waste Collection and Handling (SWaCH)

    10 June 2014