Publications on informal economy

  1. Transition to formality

    Transition to Formality and Structural Transformation: Challenges and Policy options

    17 March 2020

    The book examines “new forms of informality” in developed and developing countries, and how our policies can be improved to respond to new evolving realities.

  2. ILO Working paper 1

    "System needs update":Upgrading protection against cyberbullying and ICT-enabled violence and harassment in the world of work

    13 February 2020

    The term ‘cyberbullying’ has been used to describe aggressive conducts carried out through information and communication technologies (ICT), and can involve picture/video clips, emails, or social network sites, among others.

  3. STRENGTHEN Publication Series

    Employment Impact Assessments: Integrating the informal sector into social accounting matrices and computable general equilibrium models

    31 January 2020

    STRENGTHEN Publication Series Working Paper No. 6

  4. A compendium of practice

    Interactions between Workers’ Organizations and Workers in the Informal Economy: A Compendium of Practice

    30 January 2020

    A compilation of concrete examples, drawn from around the world, showing how trade unions have sought to reach out to workers in the informal economy to reduce the decent work deficits they face and support their transition to formality.

  5. Research Department Working Paper n°53

    Gender inequality and old-age income security: The case of Mexico

    21 January 2020

  6. Flagship Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020

    20 January 2020

    This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity.

  7. Background Paper No. 2

    From informal to formal: A meta-analysis of what triggers the conversion in Asia

    17 January 2020

  8. EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 253

    Youth transitions and lifetime trajectory

    17 January 2020

  9. EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 254

    Informal Employment Trends in the Indian Economy: Persistent informality, but growing positive development

    17 January 2020

  10. Publication

    The Youth Transition To Formality

    14 January 2020