News on informal economy

  1. News

    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.

  2. © FAO Forestry 2022

    ILOSTAT blog

    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.

  3. News

    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.

  4. © Bryon Lippincott 2022

    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.

  5. Article

    Helping young entrepreneurs to formalize their businesses in Nigeria

    26 September 2022

    Insights from a business formalization coach

  6. News

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

    22 September 2022

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.