News on informal economy

  1. © ILO 2024

    ILOSTAT blog

    Charting progress on the global goals and decent work

    27 March 2024

    As the world faces a number of complex challenges, we examine key labour indicators to assess the impact of unprecedented crises in order to shed light on global trends and regional variations and their impact on our ability to realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  2. © Esteban Benites / Unsplash 2024

    ILOSTAT blog

    Making labour statistics work for women: Recent developments and the way ahead

    04 March 2024

    In this blog, we highlight key developments which have greatly enhanced the visibility of women’s work within labour statistics, and the relevance of labour statistics to women’s work. Taken together, these changes help to provide a much more complete view of the world of work.

  3. © Jerome Bossuet / CIMMYT 2024

    Digital economy

    Impact of digitalization on work in developing economies revealed by new ILO research

    28 February 2024

    While many see technology as a key part of the solution to contemporary development challenges, new research points to its limitations in promoting development and structural transformation.

  4. Press release

    ILO-trained outreach officials boost social security registration among wage workers in Jordan

    12 February 2024

    The capacity-building initiative supports the extension of social security rights of Jordanian and non-Jordanian workers–including refugees

  5. Africa Cup of Nations

    ILO engages with young people for well-prepared migration

    23 January 2024

    The ILO is committed to a campaign among young footballers to raise awareness of the challenges of well-prepared migration in order to prevent the risks of exploitation.

  6. WESO Trends 2024

    World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2024: ILO Director-General’s remarks

    10 January 2024

    While presenting the latest edition of the World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2024 to the press, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo explained how growing inequalities and stagnant productivity are causes for concern.

  7. © ILO 2024


    The unseen workforce behind wastewater management

    17 November 2023

    High-income countries often take the wastewater management process for granted. Yet only 58 per cent of the world’s domestic wastewater is safely treated, with significant variation across regions. For World Toilet Day, we delve into the data to gain a better understanding of employment in the water collection, treatment and supply and sewerage industries in different country contexts.

  8. Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work Ghana

    ILO working to improve productivity and working conditions of the Ghanaian shea industry

    01 November 2023

    Capacity building trainings are running with shea entrepreneurs in and around Tamale

  9. © Priscilla Konadu Mensah 2024


    Formalization is transforming my shea butter business

    24 October 2023

    Zakaria Adama Lacera shares the challenges and rewards of formalizing her shea butter production and soap business in Ghana.

  10. © ILO 2024

    ILOSTAT Blog

    New standards, increased visibility: Improving measurement of the informal economy

    23 October 2023

    New statistical standards will improve the measurement of the informal economy, providing more useful and complete data to address informality through targeted policies.