Informal sector in the Philippines

Background paper on the informal sector in the Philippines

The report provides background information on the ILO's approach and programmes related to the informal sector with a view to putting the Interdepartmental Project on the Urban Informal Sector (INTERDEP) in a broader perspective.

This report reviews and assess available information on the Philippines and, particularly, the Metro Manila informal sector. The major aspects covered include: the characteristics, problems and needs of the informal sector, public policies which could have a direct effect on the growth and competitiveness of the sector; and the effectiveness of current activities and programmes in favour of informal sector operators.