News on informal economy

  1. Press release

    ILO and tripartite partners hold consultation on draft social security law in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    14 February 2022

    During the event, participants examined recommendations based on ILO’s legal assessment of the draft law.

  2. © Better Work 2023

    Better Work programme

    Helping Women Workers Manage Cultural and Professional Barriers in Pakistan

    14 February 2022

    Female labour force participation in urban Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. In a new training, home-based women workers learn financial literacy, and perhaps most importantly, self-advocacy.

  3. UN General Assembly

    Accelerating and scaling up the SDGs, leaving no-one behind

    11 February 2022

  4. © Chalinee Thirasupa 2023


    We stand up for our labour rights

    08 February 2022

    Sai Sai is a migrant construction worker in Chiang Mai, a city in Northern Thailand. Under Thai legislation, migrant workers were not allowed to do skilled construction work. Sai Sai along with other migrant workers and local organizations worked together to get the law amended.

  5. Informal Economy

    2nd Dialogue between MSMEs and Government contributes to a major breakthrough

    07 February 2022

    The ILO continues to promote social dialogue between MSME’s and the Fijian Government, to collectively discuss challenges and develop solutions through policies that will enhance COVID-19 recovery, decent jobs and economic growth.

  6. News

    12th Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy - Elective 5: SSE and formalisation of the informal economy

    31 January 2022

  7. News

    12th Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy – High-level panel 2: Partnerships for inclusive and sustainable development: SSE ecosystems beyond COVID-19 crisis

    31 January 2022

  8. News

    ILO COOP contributes to the HomeNet International webinar on “Home-based workers and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)”

    31 January 2022

    HomeNet International, a global network of membership-based workers' organizations representing thousands of home-based workers (HBWs) around the world, has organized a second session on home-based workers and the social and solidarity economy.

  9. News

    12th Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy - Elective 6: SSE, Local Economic Development and social innovation

    10 January 2022

  10. Informal Economy

    Creative-prenures benefit from Palau market

    20 December 2021

    The initiative was technically supported and funded by the United Nations joint Informal Economies Recovery Project with the support of the Palau Chamber of Commerce.