Format and Methodology

Participants will be exposed to on-going country case studies that have proven successful in curbing informality, and improving the working conditions of millions of workers and economic units in the informal economy. Such practices range from data collection, and analysis of informality, to integrated policy frameworks for promoting transitioning to formality, sectorial policies addressing one target group where informality is most salient, and to implementing a regulatory framework to extend protection and voice to workers and enterprises in the informal economy.

The “Academy” format allows for open and broad-based discussions and learning through the plenary sessions that will focus on key issues currently being debated about informality, as well as the opportunity for a modular approach to individual learning needs through elective sessions allowing each participant to build the learning path that is the most relevant to his/her expectations and professional background ( see timetable below)

Knowledge sharing and national and interregional cross fertilisation between participants will be favoured


Mon 17

Tues 18

Wed 19

Thurs 20

Fri 21

Meeting of Social Partners

Plenary session

Plenary session

Plenary session




Open space

Knowledge sharing

Opening Ceremony


The Informal Economy:

Concepts, Definitions and Terminology


Elective sessions among which topics:

  1. Enforcement and compliance strategies (including through labour inspection)
  2. Strategies for formalization of economic units including incentives  : Field experiences and lessons learnt
  3. The role of fundamental workers’ rights in formalization
  4. Specific sessions for employers and workers organizations


Plenary session

Plenary session

Plenary session


Meeting of social partners



National Experiences sharing



Elective sessions among which topics :

  1. Employment policies including sectoral approach to formalization: experiences and lessons learnt
  2. Employment relationships and non-standard forms of employment
  3. Gender Mainstreaming and Non-Discrimination
  4. Specific sessions for employers and workers organizations





Tuition cost: 2225

Subsistence cost: 1350


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