News on informal economy

  1. Article

    Helping young entrepreneurs to formalize their businesses in Nigeria (summary)

    26 September 2022

    Insights from a business formalization coach

  2. News

    Sida supports ILO’s work across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus (2022-2025)

    22 September 2022

  3. Presse Release

    The ILO Director-General Guy Ryder celebrated the successes of his colleagues in Africa

    09 September 2022

    The Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) ended this Wednesday, September 7, 2022, a 48-hour visit to Côte d'Ivoire that allowed him to bid farewell to Africa after ten years at the head of the institution.

  4. Labour Overview 2022

    Low growth and global crisis slow job recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean

    01 September 2022

    The regional unemployment rate reached 7.9 per cent and returned to pre-pandemic levels, but the labour outlook in the region, also affected by the impact of the war in Ukraine, may be complicated by greater informality and working poverty, says the ILO.

  5. Alliance 8.7

    Alliance 8.7: A story of hope after child labour in Viet Nam

    22 August 2022

    Ngân, a former child labourer, went on to complete vocational training through the ENHANCE project and, today, looks forward to a brighter future.

  6. News

    Labour markets and the impact of skills recognition

    01 August 2022

    Highlighting the launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and graduation of the first batch batch of workers through this programme, the article explains the challenges and future of RPL in Kenya.

  7. Press release

    International Conference on the Future of Social Security for New Forms of Work

    29 July 2022

  8. Article

    Regional Director meets trade union leaders empowered to 'work in freedom'

    29 July 2022

    Ms Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, ILO’s Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, met the women working with the Work in Freedom programme, who shared their struggles and victories from the COVID-19 pandemic

  9. © Chalinee Thirasupa / ILO 2022

    Voices

    Domestic workers need social protection too

    15 June 2022

    What motivates someone to advocate for workers’ rights? Meet Champa, head of a network of migrant domestic workers, who lives and works in Thailand.

  10. ILO Monitor on the World of Work

    ILO: Labour market recovery goes into reverse

    23 May 2022

    Recovery in the global labour market is threatened by multiple and interlinked global crises, as well as increasing inequalities, according to the latest ILO report on the world of work.