News on informal economy

  1. News

    COOP Unit participates in the ILO’s 8th Regulating Decent Work research conference

    12 July 2023

    The 8th RDW Conference in 2023 took place at the ILO in Geneva between July 10-12, 2023. It addressed the impact of interconnected crises, COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, conflicts, and disruptions to global supply chains, on the world of work.

  2. News

    ILO and Apindo sign a partnership agreement to promote responsible digital wage payments in Indonesia

    20 June 2023

    The ILO and Apindo join forces to promote the transition from cash to responsible digital wage payments by signing a Collaboration Agreement. This will enable Indonesian workers to have better control over their wages and benefits.

  3. News

    ILO supports the formalization of enterprises in Mozambique in order to promote decent work

    01 June 2023

    The ILO organised a knowledge sharing workshop in Mozambique on the challenges of informality among small enterprises. Based on international good practices, participants explored which incentives and support schemes can promote the formalization of enterprises and their workers.

  4. Article

    Skills training and financial empowerment: The antidote to child labour in India

    29 May 2023

    The ILO’s MAP16 project adopted a Convergence Model to empower rescued child labour and their families, socially and economically.

  5. News

    Reaching young men through HIV self-testing at the workplace in Mozambique

    25 May 2023

    In Mozambique, the ILO worked with the Ministry of Health, the HIV Business Coalition (ECoSIDA), the Population Services International (PSI), employers’ and workers’ organizations under the Unitaid - supported STAR Phase three project. The project showed HIV self-testing at workplace is a good way to reaching young men and reducing HIV testing gap amongst men.

  6. News

    Reducing HIV testing and social protection coverage gaps amongst migrant workers through workplace intervention in Gujarat, India

    25 May 2023

    HIV testing at worksites, focusing on migrant and industrial workers, can reduce HIV testing gaps amongst men, shows this innovative project implemented by the Gujarat AIDS Awareness and Prevention, a non-profit organization, with support from the ILO and Gujarat State AIDS Control Society in five districts of Gujarat, India. The project also facilitated access of government social protection schemes to migrant workers.

  7. Webinar on reducing informality in forced displacement contexts

    ILO supports formalization of enterprises and workers in forced displacement contexts

    22 May 2023

    The ILO organized a knowledge sharing event to discuss ongoing interventions to reduce informality in forced displacement contexts with the goal to promote decent work and sustainable enterprises

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Elizabeth Nzilani Peter – Machakos Cooperative Union

    12 May 2023

    “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, ILO interviewed Elizabeth Nzilani Peter, Chief Executive Officer of Coffee Marketing at Machakos Cooperative Union in Kenya, and partner of the Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) network.

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    Circular Economy

    Global South circular economy could generate millions of job opportunities

    09 May 2023

    The use, re-use and recycling of products contributes to sustainable development and helps combat climate change.

  10. News

    ILO builds capacities of experts on the Formalize Your Business training

    27 April 2023

    ILO workshop held to engage with experts to build a support network for the adaptation and roll-out of the Formalize Your Business training programme in countries