The informal economy represents 30–90 per cent of employment in developing countries and as much as 10 per cent in certain developed economies. Informality persists in counties even in the presence of steady growth.

. Promoting transitions to formality and decent jobs within the informal economy has become a major development challenge, nationally, across regions and as a global development goal. The training activities offered by the Centre draw on the wealth of experience and knowledge accumulated over the years by the ILO on the informal economy and formalization. They seek to disseminate knowledge of the patterns and effectiveness of policy packages for formalization and contribute to increasing the capacity of constituents to effectively collect data on informality, and to design, implement, monitor and evaluate formalization policies and strategies.

Upcoming courses

Policies and practices for enterprise formalisation and SME development

Policies and practices for enterprise formalisation and SME development

The course provides examples of promising practices relating to SME development and enterprise formalization, as well as space for tripartite actors and practitioners to reflect on the country adaptation of interventions models that work. Read More

13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010498

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Enrolment deadline: 31 October 2017

Measuring and monitoring informality

Measuring and monitoring informality

This course is the first in a series on the transition to the formal economy. Read More

04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010420

English

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Enrolment deadline: 15 December 2017

Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Decent Work for Domestic Workers

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. Read More

11 December 2017 - 15 December 2017

English - Arabic

Turin Centre

A9010524

Arabic - English

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Enrolment deadline: 03 November 2017

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Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development

The Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development Programme uses the knowledge base of the ILO globally to design academies, courses and training packages. Training courses and academies focus on disseminating good practices and sound methodologies. Training draws on the expertise of the global team of ILO enterprise development and social finance specialists.

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