Publications on informal economy

  1. Publication

    Measuring the non-observed economy. A handbook

    11 June 2002

  2. Publication

    Using the ILO Code of Practice and training manual - Guidelines for trade unions

    01 May 2002

  3. Publication

    Good practice study in Shanghai on employment services for the informal economy

    01 April 2002

    Working paper on the informal economy 2002/6

  4. Publication

    Decent Work and the Informal Economy: Abstracts of working papers

    01 January 2002

    Describes the informal economy and highlights its decent work deficit. Proposes an integrated strategy to address underlying causes of informality and to promote decent work in all sectors of the economy, from formal to informal.

  5. Publication

    Organisation, negotiation and contracting in development programmes and projects

    01 January 2001

    A Study of Current Practice at the Community Level

  6. Publication

    Various reports containing information on the informal economy

    01 January 2001

    This is a list of publications referring to the informal economy categorized by subject and region

  7. Publication

    Social security for the excluded majority: Case studies of developing countries

    01 January 1999

    This book looks closely at the workings of self-financed schemes for informal workers that emerged in the 1990s, and highlights the schemes that have been most beneficial. The authors evaluate various approaches to the extension of formal sector social insurance to informal sector workers, including the self-employed. In addition, they explore how social assistance programmes, although often requiring sophisticated administration, can help ensure that benefits reach the population most in needs, such as children, the disabled and the elderly. The study offers an in-depth analytical introduction on the extension of social security in developing countries as a whole, and a conclusion containing innovative policy recommendations for countries designing and implementing new programmes.

  8. Publication

    Urban employment guidelines : employment-intensive participatory approaches for infrastructure investment

    01 January 1998

  9. Publication

    Health impact of occupational risks in the informal sector in Zimbabwe

    01 January 1997

    The report outlines information from the literature on the sector, the jobs and work environment problems it involves and documented information on occupational injury and illness.

  10. Publication

    Promoting local economic development in a war-affected country: The ILO experience in Cambodia

    01 January 1997

    This paper analyses the "Small Enterprise and Informal Sector Promotion" project, implemented in Cambodia (1992 - 1995) to raise the living standards of disadvantaged, war affected, population. Its strategy was the promotion of local economic development by providing financial and non financial services to small scale and private economic activities.