Publications on informal economy

  1. Publication

    India Wage Report: Wage policies for decent work and inclusive growth

    20 August 2018

    This report provides an overview of recent trends in wages, including wage gaps between different categories of workers, gender wage gaps, wages by sector and occupation, and trends in wage inequality. It analyses the existing market labour institutions and framework; particularly focussing on minimum wages and collective bargaining, and also suggests some policy-oriented recommendations.

  2. Joint ILO / World Bank publication

    Pathways to formalization: Going beyond the formality dichotomy. The case of Peru

    15 August 2018

  3. Publication

    Interns and outcomes: Just how effective are internships as a bridge to stable employment?

    09 August 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 241

  4. EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 247

    New technologies and the transition to formality: The trend towards e–formality

    01 August 2018

  5. Publication

    Work on Digital Labour Platforms in Ukraine: Issues and Policy Perspectives

    27 July 2018

  6. Publication

    Advancing cooperation among women workers in the informal economy: The SEWA way

    05 July 2018

    This report aims to provide an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for cooperatives and other SSE units in empowering women workers in the informal economy, with a specific focus on SEWA’s experience. It is based on individual interviews and focus group discussions with select cooperative leaders and members and also uses select studies presenting the forty-year experience of SEWA with cooperatives.

  7. Executive summary

    Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work [Summary]

    28 June 2018

    This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key focus is the persistent gender inequalities in households and the labour market, which are inextricably linked with care work.

  8. Report

    Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work

    28 June 2018

    This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key focus is the persistent gender inequalities in households and the labour market, which are inextricably linked with care work.

  9. Research Department Working Paper n°31

    Spotlight on sexual violence and harassment in commercial agriculture: Lower and middle income countries

    28 May 2018

    Sexual violence and harassment among commercial agricultural workers is widespread, perhaps even pervasive, throughout the world. This paper summarizes information from a synthesis of research conducted on sexual violence and harassment in four commercial agriculture contexts; one in Africa, one in Asia, and two in Latin America.

  10. Publication

    Women and men in the informal economy: A statistical picture. Third edition

    30 April 2018

    This publication provides for the first time comparable estimates on the size of the informal economy and a statistical profile of informality in all its diversity at the global and regional levels.