Publications on informal economy

  1. Publication

    Working Paper No. 106 - Rural Development Strategies as a Path to Decent Work and Reducing Urban Informal Employment: The Case of South Africa

    28 November 2012

  2. Publication

    Contribution of labour market policies and institutions to employment, equal opportunities and the formalisation of the informal economy: Morocco

    01 October 2012

    Employment Working Paper No. 123

  3. Publication

    Desk review of research on HIV/AIDS in the world of work

    31 July 2012

    This desk review was conducted by ILO/AIDS as part of the Inter-Agency Task Team on HIV workplace policies/programmes and private sector engagement (IATT/WPPS). It is based primarily on the research documents shared by the IATT members, covering vulnerability studies, stigma and discrimination studies, impact and cost-benefit studies.

  4. Publication

    Effective Protection for Domestic Workers: A guide to designing labour laws

    23 May 2012

    This guide is a practical tool for those involved in national legislative processes and in the design of labour laws, including government officials and representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations.

  5. Working paper

    Working Paper No. 36: "Non-standard workers: Good practices of social dialogue and collective bargaining"

    26 April 2012

    This paper provides a comparative synthesis analysis of a series of national studies on non-standard work, collective bargaining and social dialogue in selected countries (Argentina,Colombia, India, Indonesia, Hungary, Japan and South Africa), which the Industrial and Employment Relations Department (DIALOGUE) of the ILO has conducted as a pilot project under the ILO’s Global Product on “Supporting collective bargaining and sound industrial relations”. The national studies aimed at identifying current and emerging non-standard forms of work arrangements within which workers are in need of protection; examining good practices in which people in non-standard forms of work are organized; analysing the role that collective bargaining and other forms of social dialogue play in improving the terms and conditions as well as the status of non-standard workers; and identifying good practices in this regard.

  6. Publication

    2011 Labour Overview. Latin America and the Caribbean.

    25 April 2012

    For Latin America and the Caribbean, growth and employment ended with a positive balance in 2011. We are now at the end of a year characterized by intense uncertainty about the global economy. There is growing concern about the negative repercussions that a new recession could have on the economies and unemployment rates of our region.

  7. Publication

    Corporate brochure on ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work

    15 March 2012

    Prevent HIV, Protect Human Rights at Work

  8. Publication

    Growth, employment and decent work in Namibia: A situation analysis

    09 March 2012

    Employment Working Paper No. 81

  9. Publication

    Responsible contracting: An approach aimed at improving social and labour practices in the property services sector

    09 February 2012

    Research paper on the property services sector, and in particular on the provision of cleaning and security services, prepared as background for an ILO meeting on Private employment agencies in private services sectors, 18–19 October 2011.

  10. Publication

    Upgrading informal apprenticeship - A resource guide for Africa

    12 January 2012

    A policy learning approach to shift informal apprenticeship back into the focus of national priorities for enhancing skills and youth employability.