Publications on informal economy

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Publication

    Legal analysis of labour relations in delivery services through digital platforms in Argentina - Executive summary

    30 October 2020

    This research focuses on the legal analysis of labor relations in delivery services through digital platforms in Argentina. It develops the business model, providing conceptual and also specific data on the real legal classification of companies, their organizational type, as well as the legal status of the service provider and the characteristics of the contracting of said service.

  4. Publicación

    Work on delivery platforms in Argentina: Analysis and policy recommendations -- Executive Summary

    30 October 2020

    As intermediaries between supply and demand, platforms encompass a wide variety of services that involve the performance of specific tasks by providers, generally labeled as "independent". Among the most common types of tasks covered by this form of work there is a wide range of services, generally of low complexity, such as delivery services, courier services and home delivery of products. The provision of services through digital platforms has motivated different opinions about the relationship between service providers and the platforms themselves. The analysis of the indicators of economic, technical and legal dependence conducted by observing the contracting modalities carried out by these distribution platforms, are indicative to determine the nature of the link established between them and the service providers. 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.

  5. Questions & answers

    The role of social dialogue and the social partners in addressing the consequences of COVID-19 in the informal economy

    29 October 2020

  6. ILO Working Paper 11

    Digital Labour Platforms and Labour Protection in China

    13 October 2020

    This paper explores the implications of the digital labour platforms for labour regulation in China and the potential applicability of existing laws and regulations to platform work.

  7. Publication

    Why settle for recovery? A guidance note on building back better micro & small enterprises and resilient market systems during crisis and after lockdown

    12 October 2020

  8. ILO Working Paper 9

    Applying labour law to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises: A comparative study of 16 countries

    07 October 2020

    This study considers the ways in which different countries regulate labour rights for MSME workers, its main purpose being to improve understanding of current trends and developments in this area. The 16 countries covered by the study are Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey and the United Republic of Tanzania.

  9. Technical note

    Labour Overview in times of COVID-19: Impact on the labour market and income in Latin America and the Caribbean [Second Edition]

    30 September 2020

    Latin America and the Caribbean are experiencing an unprecedented crisis in their labour markets as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The sharp loss of employment, hours worked, and income reflects the significant effects that the reduction in the level of economic activity has had on labour dynamics.

  10. COVID-19 Pandemic in the World of Work

    ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 6th edition

    23 September 2020