News on informal economy

  1. Article

    Interview with Suman More, Solid Waste Collection and Handling (SWaCH)

    10 June 2014

  2. Article

    Interview with Arbind Singh of the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI)

    10 June 2014

    Street vendors were among the groups of workers in the informal economy who were well represented in the ILC. ILO COOP talked to Mr. Arbind Singh, the National Coordinator of The National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI).

  3. ILO FORLAC Notes

    Formalization in Latin America and the Caribbean

    05 June 2014

    The ILO Regional Office began publishing a series of "Notes on Formalization" about the situation and the experience dealing with informal economy employment in several countries in the region.

  4. Zimbabwe

    Moving from marginalization through apprenticeships

    04 April 2014

    An ILO project in Zimbabwe is helping improve the quality of apprenticeships in the informal economy. The programme helps young people, particularly those living with disability, find decent work and escape the vicious circle of marginalization and poverty.

  5. © ILO/Apex 2023

    ILO study

    Syrian refugees in Lebanon face harsh working conditions

    02 April 2014

    An ILO assessment of Syrian refugee employment in Lebanon finds that low wages, high unemployment and lack of labour market regulation pose serious challenges to livelihoods for both residents and refugees in host communities.

  6. © Arnaud Mugisha 2023

    School-to-work transition

    Does investing in education pay off for African youth?

    12 March 2014

    In sub-Saharan Africa, a stable, well-paid job is often an impossible dream, even for educated young people, according to an ILO report.

  7. Africa

    Unions in Africa pushing the ILO’s Decent Work and social justice agenda

    24 February 2014

    African trade unions need to mobilize to promote the ILO’s Decent Work and social justice agenda, participants said at a regional trade union conference in Nairobi.

  8. © Johan Ordonez / AFP 2023

    Youth employment in Latin America

    Unemployment and informality beset Latin American youth

    13 February 2014

    Latin America’s 108 million young people face chronic problems when seeking a job at the start of their working lives. A new ILO study calls calls for the implementation of innovative and effective policies to counter this situation which causes discouragement and frustration.

  9. © Roberto Schmidt / AFP 2023

    Global Employment Trends 2014

    Working poverty reduction stalled

    21 January 2014

    Working poverty dropped drastically over a decade, but progress stalled in 2013. Achieving further improvements requires moving workers out of informal, vulnerable work and ensuring they enjoy decent working conditions, according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends 2014.

  10. © Kemal Jufri / AFP 2023

    Labour market

    Emerging economies: has growth translated into more and better jobs?

    21 October 2013

    A new ILO book analyses labour market trends and regulations in various emerging markets and presents a number of policies that can lead to a synergy between economic growth and decent job creation.