Extending the scope of application of labour laws to the informal economy

Digest of comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies related to the informal economy

This digest, which is based on the wealth of the comments formulated by the supervisory bodies on the application of ILO instruments in the informal economy, should be seen as a first step to try to assess the extent of application of national laws, regulations and practice as well as to identify the obstacles to the application of relevant international labour standards to workers in that sector and how they can be addressed.