News on informal economy

  1. 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.

  2. News

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

    31 January 2022

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. News

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

    10 January 2022

  6. 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.

  7. Informal Economy

    Fijian informal sector business owners and workers access social security

    16 December 2021

    The Informal Economies Recovery Project partnered with fellow UN projects - Markets for Change and REACH, to coordinate an outreach to the Rakiraki municipal market and Conua in the province of Nadroga in Fiji.

  8. News

    Cooperative society of solid waste collectors of Mbeubeuss-Bokk Diom is established

    15 December 2021

    December 10 2021 was a historical day for the waste collectors at the MBEUBEUSS landfill, as it marked the birth of the “Cooperative society of solid waste collectors of Mbeubeuss-Bokk Diom”.

  9. Informal economy

    Fiji’s western artists prepare for potential disruptions from cyclones

    10 December 2021

    ILO and UNDP are currently working with business development providers such as MSME Fiji, the Itaukei Affairs Trust Board, Green House Co-Working, Vou Fiji and the Fiji Enterprise Engine to roll out BCP training to a large cohort of MSME’s. Through the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project, similar initiatives are being implemented in Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu.

  10. Social health protection

    1.6 billion across Asia and the Pacific lack access to social health protection

    10 December 2021

    Ground-breaking new report on the extension of social health protection in Asia and the Pacific highlights shortfalls of existing schemes and need for wider access to health care services.