Publications on informal economy

  1. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to workers in micro and small enterprises

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  2. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  3. COVID-19 Pandemic in the World of Work

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

    30 June 2020

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. ILO Country study

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

    26 June 2020

  7. Factsheet

    Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on loss of jobs and hours among domestic workers

    15 June 2020

    The ILO estimates that, in the early stages of the pandemic, on 15 March 2020, 49.3% of domestic workers were significantly impacted. This figure peaked at 73.7% on 15 May, before reducing to 72.3% on 4 June.

  8. Publication

    Better cheese, better work: The Alliance Caucasus Programme's Impact on Informality and Working Conditions in Georgia's Dairy Sector

    28 May 2020

  9. Publication

    Better cheese, better work: The Alliance Caucasus Programme's Impact on Informality and Working Conditions in Georgia's Dairy Sector

    28 May 2020

  10. Publication

    COVID-19 and the World of Work: Rapid Assessment of the Employment Impacts and Policy Responses. NORTH MACEDONIA

    28 May 2020

    The report provides evidence that show that the lockdown measures had severe impacts on employment. It offers eleven policy recommendations for the country and suggests steps to introduce as coronavirus emergency measures are being eased.