Publications on informal economy

  1. Flagship Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020

    20 January 2020

    This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity.

  2. Background Paper No. 2

    From Informal to Formal: A Meta-Analysis of What Triggers the Conversion in Asia

    17 January 2020

  3. Background Paper No. 1

    A Review of the Effects of Formalization Interventions in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies

    17 January 2020

  4. Publication

    Youth transitions and lifetime trajectory

    17 January 2020

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 253

  5. Publication

    Informal Employment Trends in the Indian Economy: Persistent informality, but growing positive development

    17 January 2020

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 254

  6. Publication

    The Youth Transition To Formality

    14 January 2020

  7. Publication

    The Employment Generation Impact of Meeting SDG Targets in Early Childhood Care, Education, Health and Long- Term Care in 45 Countries

    19 December 2019

  8. Publication

    The Unpaid Care Work and the Labour Market. An analysis of time use data based on the latest World Compilation of Time-use Surveys

    19 December 2019

  9. Issue Brief no. 5 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Negotiating for decent working time - a review of practice

    10 December 2019

    This Issue Brief gives an overview of the regulation of working time through collective agreements in different regions of the world and outlines innovative solutions by the bargaining partners. It presents practices from various countries, which can advance a human-centered approach to the regulation of working time through collective bargaining.

  10. Publication

    Formal salaried employment generation and transition to formality in developing countries. The case of Latin America

    21 November 2019

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 251