Resources on informal economy

February 2024

  1. Government of Japan delegation witnesses results of ILO’s projects in India

    23 February 2024

    Japan has been a development cooperation partner for Asia and the Pacific since 1974.

July 2023

  1. Technology needs to work for employers and workers in an equitable future of work

    17 July 2023

    Address by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, OIC/Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi, at the New Technologies and the Future of Work conference

  2. Cooperatives improve the lives of people through equity: ILO DG’s video message for the International Day of Cooperatives featured in India

    01 July 2023

    ILO DG’s video address at the 17th Indian Cooperative Congress.

November 2022

  1. Building resilience for the future of work and the post COVID19: Promoting rights and social inclusion through organization and formalization (PRS) Phase II

    14 November 2022

    The project aims to contribute to the reduction of decent work deficits and gender inequalities in the informal economy and promote the transition to the formal economy in Nepal, India and Pakistan.

June 2022

  1. Fighting for rights and the future of ‘chikankari’

    01 June 2022

    From making beautiful embroideries to lending a helping hand to others during the COVID-19 pandemic, Uzma Jalees is determined that the rights of home-based workers should be recognized and indigenous artforms like Chikankari promoted.

January 2022

  1. Launch event: Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    25 January 2022

    The study is anchored in the risk that migrants face due to climate change, further exacerbated by the Covid-19 and its negative implications on the world of work in South Asia countries especially Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The study further explores innovate solutions by Governments, Businesses and Civil Society Organisations to overcome these existing challenges.

  2. Agenda - Launch of Report: Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    25 January 2022

  3. Launch of Report: Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    The study is anchored in the risk that migrants face due to climate change, further exacerbated by COVID-19 and its negative implications on the world of work in South Asian countries, especially in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The study further explores innovative solutions by governments, businesses and civil society organizations to overcome these existing challenges. The report is scheduled for a virtual launch on 25 January 2022 from 3:00 – 4:30PM IST

August 2021

  1. Terms of Reference - Towards care work and care jobs for the future of decent work in India: Assessing the coverage gap of care service provisions in India

    11 August 2021

July 2021

  1. Terms of Reference - Study on ‘Creating an enabling environment and a path to formalization in States (Odisha or Andhra Pradesh)’.

    13 July 2021