News on informal economy

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    Better Work

    New joint ILO-IFC programme launched with support of EU in the apparel industry in Madagascar

    03 November 2021

    Industry leaders launched the Better Work Madagascar programme to transform the country’s apparel industry by improving working conditions and business productivity. The programme will contribute to the creation of decent employment and inclusive growth.

  2. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    Tongan Minister of Trade and Economic Development Q&A feature for the Sept/Oct 2021 edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    18 October 2021

    Hon. Tatafu Toma Moeaki

  3. Informal Economy

    Designing His Future - Josaia Matewai – Entrepreneur’s Journey (FIJI)

    15 October 2021

    Josaia Matewai explains his role in the rapidly evolving visual arts sector in Fiji.

  4. © Thon Mabior Jok 2022

    Voices

    From refugee to digital worker

    08 October 2021

    For Thon Mabior Jok, a young refugee from Kakuma camp in Kenya, working on a digital platform has meant some extra income but there are many challenges.

  5. UN General Assembly: High-Level Event on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication

    We must learn the lessons of the pandemic

    28 September 2021

    Countries must act now to stimulate an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at a high-level event on ‘Jobs and social protection for poverty eradication’ at the UN General Assembly in New York.

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    Business formalization training for young agripreneurs from Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda

    24 September 2021

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    21st Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour

    ILO warns of a recovery with high unemployment and worrying informality in Latin America and the Caribbean

    24 September 2021

    At the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour, the Director-General of the ILO said that it is necessary to move towards a sustainable and resilient inclusive recovery in the face of a pandemic that “has brought the world of work to its knees”.

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    News

    Latin America and the Caribbean face an insufficient labour market recovery with a predominance of informal jobs

    08 September 2021

    Around 70 per cent of the jobs created in recent months in a group of Latin American countries are in informal conditions. Meanwhile, unemployment and the decline in labour force participation are persistent. The International Labour Organization (ILO) calls for action to face the unequal impact of the crisis with more and better jobs.

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    120 informal sector entrepreneurs in south Santo (Vanuatu) access business and technical training

    31 August 2021

    Since 2020, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) economic empowerment work in Vanuatu has been amplified by the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project. With the support from the project, the Vanuatu team has been able to extend its reach and to fund seeds and agricultural tools distribution.

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    Tevita Tobeyaweni – Entrepreneur’s Journey (FIJI)

    31 August 2021

    Tevita Tobeyaweni is a dancer-choreographer and the founder of MATA Dance Crew in Fiji. He takes us through his journey as a growing entrepreneur.