News on informal economy
ILO supports the formalization of enterprises in Mozambique in order to promote decent work
01 June 2023
The ILO organised a knowledge sharing workshop in Mozambique on the challenges of informality among small enterprises. Based on international good practices, participants explored which incentives and support schemes can promote the formalization of enterprises and their workers.
Reducing HIV testing and social protection coverage gaps amongst migrant workers through workplace intervention in Gujarat, India
25 May 2023
HIV testing at worksites, focusing on migrant and industrial workers, can reduce HIV testing gaps amongst men, shows this innovative project implemented by the Gujarat AIDS Awareness and Prevention, a non-profit organization, with support from the ILO and Gujarat State AIDS Control Society in five districts of Gujarat, India. The project also facilitated access of government social protection schemes to migrant workers.
Webinar on reducing informality in forced displacement contexts
ILO supports formalization of enterprises and workers in forced displacement contexts
22 May 2023
The ILO organized a knowledge sharing event to discuss ongoing interventions to reduce informality in forced displacement contexts with the goal to promote decent work and sustainable enterprises
Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators
Interview with Elizabeth Nzilani Peter – Machakos Cooperative Union
12 May 2023
“Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Elizabeth Nzilani Peter, Chief Executive Officer of Coffee Marketing at Machakos Cooperative Union in Kenya, and partner of the Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) network.
Global South circular economy could generate millions of job opportunities
09 May 2023
The use, re-use and recycling of products contributes to sustainable development and helps combat climate change.
ILO builds capacities of experts on the Formalize Your Business training
27 April 2023
ILO workshop held to engage with experts to build a support network for the adaptation and roll-out of the Formalize Your Business training programme in countries
Joint ILO – IFAD event
ILO calls for strengthened partnerships to promote decent work for youth in rural Africa
11 April 2023
The ILO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) gathered Governments’, workers’ and employers representatives from Africa and key stakeholders to discuss how integrated agribusiness hubs can support decent jobs for young people in the region.
With upgraded infrastructure and capacity, vocational training centres in Kenya are creating better job prospects for youth
04 April 2023
With the support of ILO PROSPECTS, vocational training centres are being equipped with the latest machinery and infrastructure facilities, while staff are being trained to deliver industry-relevant competency-based curricula. These investments will reduce the skills gap and improve employability of host and refugee community youth in the region.
Employment, informality and social protection in the Solomon Islands
23 March 2023
Solomon Islands’ first National Employment Policy is currently under development.
4th UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights
13 March 2023
The ILO co-organised the 4th UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights (Kathmandu, Nepal, 20-22 March 2023).