Publications on informal economy

  1. Briefing note

    Institutional constraints for the extension of social insurance coverage to informal economy workers in China

    20 November 2020

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

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

    20 November 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.

  3. Publication

    Frequently asked questions on social protection for workers in the informal economy

    16 November 2020

  4. EU - ILO report

    Facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights – A comparative review

    13 November 2020

  5. EU - ILO report

    Individual and collective dispute resolution systems - A comparative review

    13 November 2020

  6. EU - ILO report

    Policy recommendations on individual and collective dispute resolution systems and facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights

    13 November 2020

  7. Publication

    Call for proposals from organisations to manage competitive business grants to support cassava and sesame value chain actors, targeting host communities and refugees in Arua, Madi- Okollo and Terego

    06 November 2020

  8. Questions & answers

    The role of social dialogue and the social partners in addressing the consequences of COVID-19 in the informal economy

    29 October 2020

  9. ILO Working Paper 11

    Digital Labour Platforms and Labour Protection in China

    13 October 2020

    This paper explores the implications of the digital labour platforms for labour regulation in China and the potential applicability of existing laws and regulations to platform work.

  10. Publication

    Why settle for recovery? A guidance note on building back better micro & small enterprises and resilient market systems during crisis and after lockdown

    12 October 2020