Publications on informal economy

  1. 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.

  2. Book

    Informal economy in Viet Nam

    01 December 2011

    This book provides a global picture of informal economy in Vietnam and explores the determinants of transitions between formality and informality

  3. Publication

    Safety and Health in Agriculture. Code of practice

    28 November 2011

    This code of practice is intended to raise awareness of the hazards and risks associated with agriculture and promote their effective management and control; to help prevent occupational accidents and diseases and improve the working environment in practice; to encourage governments, employers, workers and other stakeholders to cooperate to prevent accidents and diseases; and to promote more positive attitudes and behaviour towards occupational safety and health in agriculture throughout the sector.

  4. Publication

    Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner’s Guide

    21 November 2011

    The knowledge of how the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy will affect employment, especially underlying job movements, is vital to informing policy, yet there are few comparable studies for developing countries. As part of the ILO’s Global Green Jobs Programme, this guide provides practical solutions to help fill these information gaps.

  5. Publication

    Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Upgrading Informal Apprenticeship Systems

    09 November 2011

    Part of the Policy Brief Series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

  6. Publication

    Labour Market Policies and Institutions: a Synthesis Report. The cases of Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Syria and Turkey

    22 August 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 64

  7. Publication

    Employment diagnostic analysis: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    23 June 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 86

  8. Publication

    Leaflet on Recommendation (No. 200): Prevent HIV, Protect Human Rights

    16 June 2011

  9. Book

    The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice

    30 May 2011

    This book looks at the role that collective bargaining plays in ensuring that workers are able to obtain a fair share of the benefits arising from participation in the global economy and in providing a measure of security against the risk to employment and wages.

  10. Publication

    Informal employment in Namibia 2008

    11 March 2011

    This paper reports on analysis of data from Namibia’s 2008 Labour Force Survey (LFS) so as to describe and compare informal and formal employment in the country. The paper is based on an understanding of informal employment which goes beyond the traditional concept of “informal sector”.