Publications on informal economy

  1. COVID-19 and the world of work

    Tourism sector in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. An overview and the impact of COVID-19 on growth and employment

    11 August 2020

    The tourism sector is the major source of revenue and jobs in the Caribbean region, and the key or one of the main sustainability oriented pillars for virtually all mid- and long-term national development strategies. The COVID-19 induced collapse of this sector is therefore an important factor behind projections of negative economic growth for the region for 2020. This report seeks to assess and, where possible, quantify this impact of COVID-19 on employment in the tourism industries in the region.

  2. Brief

    Employers and workers negotiating measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, protect livelihoods and support recovery: A review of practice

    03 July 2020

  3. New Study

    Assessment of the Key Bottlenecks for Private Sector Investments in the Northern Province

    30 June 2020

    This publication ‘Assessment of the Key Bottlenecks for Private Sector Investments in the Northern Province’ is the result of the assessment carried out under the Local Empowerment through Economic Development and Reconciliation" - LEED+ project of the globally flagged Jobs for Peace and Resilience (JPR) programme. The study was commissioned by the ILO in order to identify key barriers for private sector investments to the Northern Province, with the plan of advocating for addressing these barriers for bringing in more investments to the area and generate decent jobs in both formal and informal sectors.

  4. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to self-employed workers

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  5. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to workers in micro and small enterprises

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  6. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  7. COVID-19 Pandemic in the World of Work

    ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 5th edition

    30 June 2020

  8. ILO/Sida Partnership on Employment Working Paper No. 6

    Attaining SDG 8 in Azerbaijan: The challenges of economic transformation and job creation

    29 June 2020

  9. Guidebook for policymakers, workers’ and employers’ organizations and other stakeholders

    Extending social security to workers in the informal economy: Lessons from international experience

    29 June 2020

    For most workers in the informal economy, the lack of social protection is a challenge not only in their daily struggles to make ends meet but in their aspirations to obtain decent work, rights and dignity. For the societies in which they live, the lack of social protection coverage weakens social justice and undermines inclusive growth and the realization of human rights.

  10. ILO Country study

    Portugal : Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and labour market

    26 June 2020