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

Designing an integrated policy framework for the transition to the formal economy

Designing an integrated policy framework for the transition to the formal economy

The course follows a policy cycle management approach and aims to build capacities among government officials, social partners and relevant stakeholders to design, implement and monitor integrated policy frameworks that facilitate the transition to formal employment. Read More

16 April 2018 - 20 April 2018

English - French

Turin Centre

A9011252

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Enrolment deadline: 19 March 2018

PRORURAL - Proyectos de desarrollo rural: formulación, ejecución, monitoreo y evaluación

PRORURAL - Proyectos de desarrollo rural: formulación, ejecución, monitoreo y evaluación

Este curso tiene como objetivo contribuir al fortalecimiento de las capacidades de los actores locales para la comprensión de los problemas en el medio rural y los medios para resolverlos, con énfasis en el diseño, gestión, monitoreo y evaluación de proyectos de desarrollo rural. Read More

17 May 2018 - 30 September 2018

Spanish - Portuguese

Distance

A9711234

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Enrolment deadline: 30 September 2018

Policies and practices for enterprise formalisation and SME development

Policies and practices for enterprise formalisation and SME development

Based on practical cases and exchanges of experiences and good practices, the course provides in-depth insights into the constraints and challenges that SMEs and microenterprises face in the informal economy and promising policies and strategies to facilitating the transition of enterprises to the formal sector. Read More

18 June 2018 - 22 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011253

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Enrolment deadline: 21 May 2018

Normas internacionales del trabajo para magistrados, juristas y docentes en derecho

Normas internacionales del trabajo para magistrados, juristas y docentes en derecho

El curso analiza las normas internacionales del trabajo (NIT) como recurso para fortalecer la jurisprudencia nacional en temas laborales. Read More

09 July 2018 - 13 July 2018

Spanish

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

A2511190

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Enrolment deadline: 06 July 2018

Measuring informality, monitoring and evaluation of the transition to formality: The role of statistics

Measuring informality, monitoring and evaluation of the transition to formality: The role of statistics

The objective is to offer diagnostic tools and methodologies to measure informality, monitor and evaluate policies and programmes on the transition from the informal economy to the formal economy. Read More

23 July 2018 - 27 July 2018

English - French

Turin Centre

A9011254

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Enrolment deadline: 25 June 2018

Academy on the transition to the formal economy

Academy on the transition to the formal economy

The academy aims to enhance the capacity to formulate, implement and/or evaluate formalization policies through effective diagnostic analysis, better understanding of concepts and approaches for measuring informality, and its drivers and impacts on the world of work. Read More

12 November 2018 - 23 November 2018

English - French

Turin Centre

A9011257

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Enrolment deadline: 15 October 2018

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Employment Policy and Analysis Programme (EPAP)

As part of the strategic objective of the ILO to promote full and productive employment, the Employment Policy and Analysis Programme endeavours to support the capacity of governments, social partners and other stakeholders to design, implement and analyse employment and skills development policies and programmes.

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10127 Turin - Italy

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