News on informal economy
ILO COOP Participates in the CECOP Lights On Research Launch Conference in Italian
28 November 2022
On November 24, 2022, the European Confederation of Industrial and Service cooperatives (CECOP) launched the Italian translation of the report that documents how workers’ and social cooperatives can assist workers and enterprises in the transition to the formal economy in Europe.
Forest sector employs 33 million around the world, according to new global estimates
25 November 2022
Quantifying how many people are employed in the forest sector is not a straightforward exercise. Nonetheless, the ILO, FAO and the Thünen-Institute of Forestry joined forces to estimate the global workforce in forest-related activities and provide insights on labour market trends in this sector.
ILO contributes to the HomeNet Southeast Asia (HNSEA) Thematic Workshop on Social Solidarity Economy
11 November 2022
The Workshop, that took place on 2nd November 2022 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, aimed to improve an understanding of the values and principles of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) from the perspective and experiences of homebased workers.
ILO Monitor on the World of Work
Global labour market to deteriorate further as Ukraine conflict and other crises continue
31 October 2022
Unemployment and inequality both look set to rise because multiple and overlapping economic and political crises are threatening labour market recovery worldwide, according to the latest edition of the ILO Monitor on the World of Work.
Helping young entrepreneurs to formalize their businesses in Nigeria
26 September 2022
Insights from a business formalization coach
Sida supports ILO’s work across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus (2022-2025)
22 September 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.