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04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

Measuring and monitoring informality

04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

Measuring and monitoring informality

Measuring and monitoring informality

Course Information

04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9010420

English

Deadline: 27 November 2017

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This course is the first in a series on the transition to the formal economy. It offers diagnostic tools and methodologies for measuring informality, and monitoring and evaluating projects and programmes intermediators relating to the transition from the informal to the formal economy.

Description

Description

This course is the first in a series on the transition to the formal economy. It offers diagnostic tools and methodologies for measuring informality, and monitoring and evaluating projects and programmes intermediators relating to the transition from the informal to the formal economy.

Target audience

Target audience

The course targets ILO officials; labour statisticians; researchers and policy advisors; officials of government ministries and central banks; social partners. A gender-balanced participation is sought.

Highlights

Highlights

Objectives

Objectives

The course aims to:

• Enhance national capacities to produce and collect data on informal employment, employment in the informal sector, and categories of informal workers, as part of the diagnostic phase within the above intervention model;

• Promote the collection of data on the number of economic units and entrepreneurs in the informal economy and their characteristics, as an integral part of national labour statistics, according to R.204 guidelines to promote formalisation at national level.

Content

Content

There is an increasing demand for good-quality statistical data from policy makers and social partners, particularly from developing countries where the existing system does not allow for the regular production of timely, reliable, and relevant work and labour market statistics on informality.

In response to these demands, the course on measuring and monitoring informality offers the following:

• Position data collection and the use of statistics within the intervention model for a transition to formal economy;

• Clarify the statistical conceptual framework for a definition of informality, in line with the international statistical standards on the informal sector and informal employment;

• Give an overview of measurement objectives and methods for producing statistics on the informal economy;

• Present the different sources of data collection on informality: households surveys, establishment surveys as well as mixed surveys;

• Present how to go from questions to derived variables and indicators related to workers in the informal economy;

• Discuss how to produce statistics for specific groups of informal workers; 

• Debate the importance of collecting data on a regular basis for efficient policy design on formalization.

• Introduce impact assessment approaches that can be applicable to formalization policies and interventions

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The training methodology for the course will be highly participatory. The course is designed to ensure a ‘learning-by-doing’ process that encourages the sharing of knowledge, experiences and promising practices among participants. It will combine lectures by experts and practitioners from the ILO (Department of Statistics www.ilo.org/stat) and ITCILO and invited external specialists and practitioners.

Participants must bring with them relevant national policies, surveys, analyses as well as information about any consistent methodological or substance-based material.

Language requirements

Language requirements

The course will be held in English.

How to apply

How to apply

To apply, interested candidates should send a completed online application form with a confirmation letter from the sponsor.

Please click on the following hyperlink or insert it into your computer’s browser window: A9010420 - Measuring and monitoring informality.

Early application is strongly recommended since admission is competitive, space is limited, and the time taken to process Schengen visa applications can be long.

Acceptance is provisional pending evidence of full financial support and approval by the course team.

Deadline for application: 01 December 2017

Tuition cost: 1580

Subsistence cost: 600

Total cost: 2180

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