News on informal economy

  1. Informal economy

    Tuvalu entrepreneurs empowered through training

    30 September 2023

    Start and Improve Your Business tools rolled out to help strengthen entrepreneurship environment and drive growth.

  2. Press release

    New study advances the transition of Palestinian informal industry workers through social dialogue

    18 September 2023

    An ILO study has equipped stakeholders and the tripartite partners with evidence-based data and tools to safeguard society, workers, and employers alike in informal economies through collaborative effort in labour market governance and social dialogue. The validation workshop serves as a milestone in the Social Dialogue for Formalization and Employability in the Southern Neighbourhood Region (SOLIFEM) project, co-funded by the European Union and the ILO.

  3. Social protection

    The Universal Health Insurance Scheme (RAMU) is being set up in Burkina Faso

    24 August 2023

    Five decrees implementing on the Universal Health Insurance Scheme (RAMU) adopted by the Council of Ministers

  4. News

    Timor-Leste to extend its social security coverage to informal workers

    07 August 2023

    The ILO supports the government of Timor-Leste strengthen its social security policies and programmes focusing on informal sector.

  5. © ILO 2023

    Time to Act for SDG 8

    What will it take to ensure Decent work for all?

    03 August 2023

    Sustainable Development Goal 8 on Decent Work for All is the only SDG that brings together social, economic and environmental targets. It has an impact on all other Agenda 2030 goals. Ahead of the UN SDG Summit on 18-19 September, we ask what will it take to ensure it is achieved?

  6. News

    Action plan for formalization in the Solomon Islands takes shape

    19 July 2023

    Financial inclusion, digitalization, and blended finance identified amongst potential pathways to formality for informal enterprises.

  7. News

    COOP Unit participates in the ILO’s 8th Regulating Decent Work research conference

    12 July 2023

    The 8th RDW Conference in 2023 took place at the ILO in Geneva between July 10-12, 2023. It addressed the impact of interconnected crises, COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, conflicts, and disruptions to global supply chains, on the world of work.

  8. News

    ILO and Apindo sign a partnership agreement to promote responsible digital wage payments in Indonesia

    20 June 2023

    The ILO and Apindo join forces to promote the transition from cash to responsible digital wage payments by signing a Collaboration Agreement. This will enable Indonesian workers to have better control over their wages and benefits.

  9. News

    ILO supports the formalization of enterprises in Mozambique in order to promote decent work

    01 June 2023

    The ILO organised a knowledge sharing workshop in Mozambique on the challenges of informality among small enterprises. Based on international good practices, participants explored which incentives and support schemes can promote the formalization of enterprises and their workers.

  10. Article

    Skills training and financial empowerment: The antidote to child labour in India

    29 May 2023

    The ILO’s MAP16 project adopted a Convergence Model to empower rescued child labour and their families, socially and economically.