Events on informal economy

  1. e-formality and skills development

    Pitch Day: The power of innovation

    During the event, the finalists of the 2nd Skills Challenge Innovation Call will present their ideas to boost formalization through technology and skills development in the region.

  2. 4th Employment Policy Research Symposium, 15-16 November 2021

    Employment policies for a job-rich recovery and a better future of work

    This year’s symposium will focus on the follow-up to the Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient. Towards this aim, it will review the available evidence and discuss policy approaches to assist ILO constituents in their efforts to promote labour market recovery and structural transformation processes that will shift economies to a new and better normal.

  3. ILO/IMF High-Level Event

    The Global Informal Workforce: Priorities for Inclusive Growth

    More than 60 per cent of the world’s adult labour force, or about 2 billion workers, operate in the informal economy. Watch IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discuss ways to tackle the issue.

  4. Event

    International Labour Review: Centenary launch

    A virtual event was organized on 12 July 2021 to mark the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Review (ILR). This showcased the history of the ILR and its contributions to academic research and policy debate on the world of work at the global level. It was also an occasion to present the various initiatives planned to celebrate this important anniversary.

  5. Event

    Research seminar on social security for workers in non-standard forms of employment

  6. World Day of Social Justice 2021

    A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy

    Join the online commemoration event organized by the Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UN in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  7. Event

    Technical Webinar: Key issues on the transition from informality to formality in forced displacement contexts

  8. Event

    Enterprise formalization: policies and practices

    This course enhances the capacity of policy-makers and practitioners to formulate, implement and/or evaluate enterprise formalization measures through effective diagnostic analysis and better understanding of concepts and strategies for facilitating the transition of enterprises to the formal sector.

  9. Employment Policy Research Symposium

    The Future of Full Employment

    The Symposium, to be held 12-13 December 2019, will focus on the fundamental question of full employment - its definition and relevance, its implications for inclusive and greener economic growth, the conditions leading to it and the role it plays in helping those who are at risk of being left behind.

  10. 14th African Regional Meeting

    Transforming Africa’s Informal and Rural Economy for Decent Work