Publications on informal economy

  1. ILO Working paper 21

    Home bounded - Global outreach: Home-based workers in Turkey

    18 December 2020

    This report focuses on industrial home-based pieceworkers and IT-enabled remote workers, who are commonly referred to in Turkey as “freelancers”.

  2. ILO Working Paper 19

    Trends and new developments in employment services to support transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa Regions

    16 December 2020

    This paper presents the findings of a survey undertaken in selected countries in the Sub Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa regions (SSA and MENA) aimed at reviewing the status of employment service provision, challenges and opportunities for their development.

  3. Briefing note

    Research brief 2: Institutional constraints for the extension of social insurance coverage to informal economy workers in China

    20 November 2020

  4. Global Deal for Decent Work & Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    Social Dialogue for the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

    20 November 2020

    Social dialogue has a vital role to play in supporting the transition from the informal to the formal economy. Drawing on case studies from around the world, this Global Deal thematic brief illustrates how social dialogue, involving governments and representative employers’ and workers’ organizations has, in different ways and at different levels, contributed to the transition to formality and the reduction of decent work deficits in the informal economy. It aims to assist all concerned stakeholders to apply social dialogue for the design and implementation of effective formalization strategies, in the context of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and the relevant international labour standards.

  5. Publication

    Frequently asked questions on social protection for workers in the informal economy

    16 November 2020

  6. EU - ILO comparative review

    Facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights – A comparative review

    13 November 2020

    The report seeks to highlight the common denominator of the two main issues which will be analysed: the right to organize, id est the right to form and join organizations of workers or employers, and the facilities granted to workers’ representatives. The former is of a more fundamental nature (freedom of assembly, non-discrimination and non-interference), whereas the latter (facilities) is more technical. The countries which will be examined are the following: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

  7. EU - ILO comparative review

    Individual and collective dispute resolution systems - A comparative review

    13 November 2020

    The present report investigates specific individual and collective labour dispute resolution practices and institutions in a selected sample of countries: Australia, Belgium, France, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The countries were selected to reflect broadly different legal and industrial relations systems with diverse forms and traditions of dispute resolution.

  8. EU - ILO report

    Policy recommendations on individual and collective dispute resolution systems and facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights

    13 November 2020

    These policy recommendations address some areas of possible changes in the Greek labour law framework that could modernise dispute settlement systems on the one hand, and facilities for trade union officials and members in Greece on the other. They are formulated in response to specific queries and comments received from the Greek government and the social partners.

  9. Publication

    Call for proposals from organisations to manage competitive business grants to support cassava and sesame value chain actors, targeting host communities and refugees in Arua, Madi- Okollo and Terego

    06 November 2020

  10. Publication

    Work on delivery platforms in Argentina: Analysis and policy recommendations

    02 November 2020

    This report provides an in depth analysis of the actors of the digital delivery platforms in Argentina, their relationships, their characteristics and working conditions and, in turn, proposes a series of policy recommendations to improve their situation.