Informal economy

9 November 2020

en Global online forum on impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the informal economy: Main findings and ways forward from a South-South Perspective

ILO has noted that the social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have not fallen with equal severity on all shoulders. Many of those with more limited means and protection, such as workers in informal employment or in diverse work arrangements, have been the least able to face both the health and economic consequences of the crisis. Similarly, the impact of the crisis on economic units has been different according to their size, economic sector and if they operate in the formal or the informal economy. As the pandemic is causing massive damage to the informal economy, being young and female working in this vulnerable sector is even more worrisome. This online forum (40 hours over 5 weeks) provides insights into the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the informal economy. It provides an opportunity to share experiences and identify practical advice - at the thematic and policy level - to deal with the situation and to prepare for an inclusive and sustainable recovery.

9 November 2020

en E-learning course on Measuring informal employment

This course aims to enhance national capacities to produce and collect data on informal employment and categories of informal workers as part of the diagnostic phase of the above intervention model.

ru E-learning course on Measuring informal employment

This course aims to enhance national capacities to produce and collect data on informal employment and categories of informal workers as part of the diagnostic phase of the above intervention model.

17 December 2019

fr Vers un mecanisme de suivi et coordination efficace pour la transition vers l'economie formelle au Senegal

25 November 2019

en Global Knowledge-Sharing Forum: Transition to Formal Economy - 3rd edition

The Global Knowledge-Sharing Forum is the world platform for sharing knowledge on what has worked in the quest for decent work through formalization of the economy at the national, regional and global levels.

fr Forum mondial de partage de connaissances sur la transition vers l'économie formelle - Troisième édition

Le Forum est une plateforme mondiale de partage de connaissances sur ce qui a fonctionn dans la qute du travail dcent travers la formalisation aux niveaux national, rgional et mondial.

16 September 2019

Promoting formal employment in Arab States. Transition from informal to formal economy

Promoting formal employment in Arab States. Transition from informal to formal economy

24 June 2019

fr Stratégies Intégrées - Transition vers l'économie formelle

La recommandation n 204 de l'OIT invite les tats Membres se doter d'un cadre politique intgr pour la transition vers l'conomie formelle. Dans de nombreux pays, les mandants de l'OIT et leurs partenaires ont formul des politiques qui visent relever les dfis poss par l'informalit en tenant compte, entre autres choses, de la diversit des caractristiques, des circonstances et des besoins des travailleurs et des units conomiques de l'conomie non structure, ainsi que des circonstances, de la lgislation, les politiques, des pratiques et des priorits nationales. Ce cours visera aider les pays acqurir les outils et les connaissances pratiques qui leur permettront de mettre en oeuvre, de suivre et d'valuer ces politiques de formalisation, le tout dans la poursuite des objectifs suivants: prvenir l'informalisation de l'conomie formelle; crer des emplois dcents dans l'conomie formelle; et promouvoir la transition de l'conomie informelle vers l'conomie formelle.

10 June 2019

fr Investissement à forte intensité d'emplois : la passation de contrats pour les entreprises locales de la construction

Les systmes contractuels et de marchs publics sont des outils efficaces pour le dveloppement durable. Ce cours d'une semaine contribue renforcer la comprhension des systmes et procdures contractuels qui permettent une participation efficace des petites et moyennes entreprises et des communauts locales au programme d'investissement haute intensit de main-d'oeuvre (HIMO). Il adoptera une perspective holistique qui met la cration d'emplois dcents au centre des relations entre les diffrents acteurs de l'industrie de la construction. Le cours discutera galement des systmes contractuels en tant qu'outils pour le dveloppement durable, et il abordera des questions lies l'environnement des entreprises, ainsi que les dispositions favorables la contractualisation en faveur des entreprises locales. Seront galement dbattues les innovations sur les clauses sociales de cration d'emplois et d'insertion et les stratgies pour faciliter l'accs des entreprises aux ressources locales, la formation et aux marchs dployes selon les approches intensives en emplois.

22 January 2019

en ASEAN - ILO course on the Transition from informal to formal employment

11 December 2018

en Decent Work for Domestic Workers (DW4DW)

There has been increasing recognition, nationally and internationally, of the economic and social contribution of domestic workers and of the need to improve their living and working conditions.

ar Decent Work for Domestic Workers (DW4DW)

There has been increasing recognition, nationally and internationally, of the economic and social contribution of domestic workers and of the need to improve their living and working conditions.

5 October 2018

Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)

Welcome to this self-paced module on Training for Rural Economic Empowerment !


This short course complements the “Rural Skills Training - A Generic Manual on Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)”, by providing you with a more hands-on experience of the TREE approach.


The TREE programme is designed to build on existing job-creating programmes of the government and NGOs, make those programmes more effective, and fill in gaps where programmes are weak or do not exist. This self-guided module will bring value to rural development work you do and will strengthen the relevance of any initiative you are undertaking.

Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)

Welcome to this self-paced module on Training for Rural Economic Empowerment !


This short course complements the “Rural Skills Training - A Generic Manual on Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)”, by providing you with a more hands-on experience of the TREE approach.


The TREE programme is designed to build on existing job-creating programmes of the government and NGOs, make those programmes more effective, and fill in gaps where programmes are weak or do not exist. This self-guided module will bring value to rural development work you do and will strengthen the relevance of any initiative you are undertaking.