News on informal economy

  1. © Michael Coghlan 2019

    Crowdworking in Ukraine

    Crowdworking in Ukraine: A success for some but concerns for others

    02 August 2018

    Translator, Julia Gotra, has made a success of working on a digital labour platform. However, an ILO report on online work in Ukraine shows that there are also risks associated with this new flexible way of working.

  2. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Redesol - Building sustainable and solidary links among waste pickers in the informal economy in Brazil

    20 June 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Ms Sonia Dias, Waste Picker Sector Specialist at Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) on Redesol, a network of cooperatives of waste pickers in Brazil.

  3. Our impact, Their voices

    Safety matters: More to life after Haiyan

    21 May 2018

    Following Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) many workers were pushed to the informal economy where they face hazards at work due to lack of occupational safety and health. The ILO’s SafeYouth@Work Project helps them design and implement training programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  4. News

    International conference on cooperatives explores key issues facing workers and enterprises in the changing world of work

    07 May 2018

    The ILO jointly organized the International Conference on Cooperatives in the Changing World of Work (CCWW) from April 29 to May 1, 2018 in Kozhikode, Kerala.

  5. © Carsten ten Brink 2019

    Informal economy

    More than 60 per cent of the world’s employed population are in the informal economy

    30 April 2018

    A new ILO report shows that 2 billion people work informally, most of them in emerging and developing countries. The majority lack social protection, rights at work and decent working conditions.

  6. News

    Domestic workers in Trinidad and Tobago moving toward enhancing sustainability of their cooperative

    21 February 2018

    The ILO partnered with the Service Workers Centre Cooperative Society (SWCC) in Trinidad and Tobago to organize a workshop to discuss concrete steps toward enhancing the sustainability of the cooperative.

  7. © emilydickinsonridesabmx 2019

    Future of Work Focus Newsletter

    What can the past tell us about the future of work?

    13 February 2018

    As we look to the future of work, ILO Historian Dorothea Hoehtker tells us what we might learn from looking at the past.

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Trebor Scholz – connecting cooperatives to the future of work, digitally

    09 February 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Professor Trebor Scholz from The New School, a scholar and an activist who developed the concept of “platform cooperativism”.

  9. News

    Promoting rural women economic empowerment through cooperatives in Upper Egypt

    25 January 2018

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    Tripartite conference in Tunisia on the role of Social and Solidarity Economy as a bridge to the formal economy

    15 December 2017