Publications on informal economy

  1. Global Deal for Decent Work & Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    Social Dialogue for the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

    09 July 2020

    Social dialogue has a vital role to play in supporting the transition from the informal to the formal economy. Drawing on case studies from around the world, this Global Deal thematic brief illustrates how social dialogue, involving governments and representative employers’ and workers’ organizations has, in different ways and at different levels, contributed to the transition to formality and the reduction of decent work deficits in the informal economy. It aims to assist all concerned stakeholders to apply social dialogue for the design and implementation of effective formalization strategies, in the context of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and the relevant international labour standards.

  2. Brief

    Employers and workers negotiating measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, protect livelihoods and support recovery: A review of practice

    03 July 2020

  3. New Study

    Assessment of the Key Bottlenecks for Private Sector Investments in the Northern Province

    30 June 2020

    This publication ‘Assessment of the Key Bottlenecks for Private Sector Investments in the Northern Province’ is the result of the assessment carried out under the Local Empowerment through Economic Development and Reconciliation" - LEED+ project of the globally flagged Jobs for Peace and Resilience (JPR) programme. The study was commissioned by the ILO in order to identify key barriers for private sector investments to the Northern Province, with the plan of advocating for addressing these barriers for bringing in more investments to the area and generate decent jobs in both formal and informal sectors.

  4. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to workers in the informal economy. Information and awareness

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  5. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to self-employed workers

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  6. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to workers in micro and small enterprises

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  7. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to domestic workers

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  8. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  9. COVID-19 Pandemic in the World of Work

    ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 5th edition

    30 June 2020

  10. ILO/Sida Partnership on Employment Working Paper No. 6

    Attaining SDG 8 in Azerbaijan: The challenges of economic transformation and job creation

    29 June 2020