Publications on informal economy

  1. Full report

    Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6

    11 September 2019

    Spurred by technological advancements, demographic shifts and environmental and climate disruptions, fastpaced transformations are affecting how, where and when people work, impacting our labour markets and shaping the future of work. Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6 provides an overview of how countries in the Asia-Pacific region are reacting to such changes with new or adapted strategies and policies.

  2. Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6 - Annex I

    Inventory of Asia-Pacific national responses to technological change

    11 September 2019

    Annex 1 of the “Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6” report presents an inventory of policies, strategies and programmes adopted or undertaken by the governments of ASEAN +6 countries in response to technological changes, with a particular focus on their links to the labour market.

  3. Research Department Working Paper n°45

    Can taxes help ensure a fair globalization?

    10 September 2019

  4. Cooperatives and the World of Work Series No. 12

    Waste pickers’ cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations

    20 August 2019

    Waste pickers make significant contributions to public health, sanitation, and the environment by promoting resource circulation and reducing the amount of landfill. However, they are often not legally recognized as workers and suffer from poor working conditions and lack of social protection. This brief highlights the role of waste pickers' cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations (SSEOs) in integrating and formalizing the work of waste pickers in the recycling value chain and improving their working conditions.

  5. Publication

    Electronic registration of domestic work in Uruguay

    22 July 2019

  6. Publication

    E-Estonia: The digital society

    22 July 2019

  7. Publication

    Supporting the transition to formality: The case of informal female tanners in Senegal

    22 July 2019

  8. Publication

    The trend towards the use of technologies for transition to formality

    22 July 2019

  9. Publication

    Women and men in the informal economy: a statistical brief

    28 June 2019

    This is a joint publication by WIEGO and the ILO. It is a brief version of the 3rd edition of Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Picture (ILO 2018).

  10. Joint OECD / ILO publication

    Tackling Vulnerability in the Informal Economy

    27 June 2019