Issue Briefs

No.4 Empowering women working in the informal economy

This Issue Brief addresses ways to advance gender equality by empowering women working in the informal economy. It examines how their lives can be transformed from a situation in which their choices are limited, to one in which they are empowered to take decisions within the household and the labour market. The ultimate objective is to facilitate the transition of these workers and economic units from the informal to the formal economy, as set out in the ILO Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation, 2015 (No. 204).