News on informal economy

  1. News

    Reducing HIV testing and social protection coverage gaps amongst migrant workers through workplace intervention in Gujarat, India

    25 May 2023

    HIV testing at worksites, focusing on migrant and industrial workers, can reduce HIV testing gaps amongst men, shows this innovative project implemented by the Gujarat AIDS Awareness and Prevention, a non-profit organization, with support from the ILO and Gujarat State AIDS Control Society in five districts of Gujarat, India. The project also facilitated access of government social protection schemes to migrant workers.

  2. Webinar on reducing informality in forced displacement contexts

    ILO supports formalization of enterprises and workers in forced displacement contexts

    22 May 2023

    The ILO organized a knowledge sharing event to discuss ongoing interventions to reduce informality in forced displacement contexts with the goal to promote decent work and sustainable enterprises

  3. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Elizabeth Nzilani Peter – Machakos Cooperative Union

    12 May 2023

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Elizabeth Nzilani Peter, Chief Executive Officer of Coffee Marketing at Machakos Cooperative Union in Kenya, and partner of the Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) network.

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    Circular Economy

    Global South circular economy could generate millions of job opportunities

    09 May 2023

    The use, re-use and recycling of products contributes to sustainable development and helps combat climate change.

  5. News

    ILO builds capacities of experts on the Formalize Your Business training

    27 April 2023

    ILO workshop held to engage with experts to build a support network for the adaptation and roll-out of the Formalize Your Business training programme in countries

  6. Joint ILO – IFAD event

    ILO calls for strengthened partnerships to promote decent work for youth in rural Africa

    11 April 2023

    The ILO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) gathered Governments’, workers’ and employers representatives from Africa and key stakeholders to discuss how integrated agribusiness hubs can support decent jobs for young people in the region.

  7. News

    With upgraded infrastructure and capacity, vocational training centres in Kenya are creating better job prospects for youth

    04 April 2023

    With the support of ILO PROSPECTS, vocational training centres are being equipped with the latest machinery and infrastructure facilities, while staff are being trained to deliver industry-relevant competency-based curricula. These investments will reduce the skills gap and improve employability of host and refugee community youth in the region.

  8. Informal economy

    Employment, informality and social protection in the Solomon Islands

    23 March 2023

    Solomon Islands’ first National Employment Policy is currently under development.

  9. News

    4th UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights

    13 March 2023

    The ILO co-organised the 4th UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights (Kathmandu, Nepal, 20-22 March 2023).

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    ILOSTAT blog

    The current state of the global labour market: Implications for achieving the Global Goals

    13 March 2023

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. But with the COVID-19 pandemic upending the global labour market in recent years, progress towards achieving these goals has been disrupted. From rising unemployment and informal work to slowing productivity growth and persistent gender inequalities, the pandemic has highlighted the need for urgent action to build a more resilient and equitable world of work.