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12 November 2018 - 23 November 2018

Academy on the transition to the formal economy

12 November 2018 - 23 November 2018

Academy on the transition to the formal economy

Academy on the transition to the formal economy

Course Information

12 November 2018 - 23 November 2018

English - French

Turin Centre

Code: A9011257

French English

Deadline: 15 October 2018

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Description

Description

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.

Target audience

Target audience

The course is aimed at policy makers and advisors from ministries of labour and economy; and representatives of workers' and employers' organizations.

Objectives

Objectives

The Academy offers a learning platform to review promising practices on transition from the informal to the formal economy as well as to engage in constructive dialogue and debate on the future of informality. The event is an important opportunity to LEARN about the most advanced thinking around concepts and methodologies for reducing informality, to EXCHANGE information on good and bad practices, and to ADAPT lessons learnt to specific country contexts

Participants to the Academy will:

1.      Clarify the key international concepts, terminology, guiding principles and global trends related to informality and transitioning to formality; and compare to their country reality

 

2.      Review formalization strategies that have been successfully put in place by countries; and assess adaptability or replicability in their context

 

3.      Meet with their peer around the world and share experiences, good practices and lessons learned from policies that work for formalisation of  enterprises and employment in various contexts;

 

4.      Take part in the most advanced  debate  on informality  and the transition to formal economy by top experts

 

5.      Be part to the worldwide active network on Informal Economy and Decent Work 

    Structure and Contents

    Structure and Contents

    The Academy combines interactive plenary sessions with personalized learning paths through micro courses

     Plenary sessions

    1. Plenary sessions target all participants and will run each morning from 09-10:30.  Those sessions are dedicated to experts debating on the most important issues, critical thinking (and controversies) related to informality. The subjects to be discussed could be ( but limited to) : 
    1. Trends of informality in the world:  Is informality only a concern for developing and emerging countries, the self-employed? The working poor?
    2. Diagnostic of the informal economy: What are the main drivers of informality- is the Informal Economy  the result of bad governance ( state failure)?
    3. Transition to formal economy : What R204 says;  Costs-benefits analysis of formalisation from a worker, enterprise, and government point of view;
    4. Is the integrated approach to formalisation a utopia in practice?
    5. Is informality the future of work?
    6. Is digital economy creating informality?
    7. The gender dimension of informality: Are women most at risk of being in the informal economy?
    8. Mapping International Labour standards and SGDs  that promote formalisation as a mean to achieve decent work  
    9. Agriculture, structural transformation and informality: how to address rural informality? 
    10. Is the classical social dialogue mechanism effective for the transition to formal economy?
    11. Organising workers and employers in the informal economy
    12. Is the cooperative model the best for organising informal workers and enterprises?
    13. Leave no one behind: should specific groups be targeted with special measures or mainstreamed in integrated policies?
    14. Are global supply chain a vector of formalization?
    15. Campaigning for formalization : comparing examples across the world
    16. Partnering to address the informal economy : What does the donor community do ?

     Short- courses via elective sessions (6 to 9 hours)

    The Academy offers a modular approach to individual learning needs through elective sessions. Each participant can choose the learning path that is the most relevant to his/her expectations and professional background through elective sessions among which:

    1. Diagnostic of informality: methodologies to assess the drivers and profiles of informality at national level 
    2. Formalization of informal enterprises: assessment of selected measures                   
    3. Extending social protection to informal workers and enterprises
    4. Formalization policies: Comparing innovations in drafting and implementing policies
    5. Formalizing employment in three selected sectors: construction, the domestic sector , waste management 
    6. Skills Development in the Informal Economy:
    7.  The Informal economy : strengthening the role of  labour inspectors :

     Participants will choose four electives among the above. 

    Language requirements

    Language requirements

    The academy is offered in English with interpretation into French ( and Spanish if the quorum is achieved)  

    How to apply

    How to apply

    What are the application requirements?

     To apply for the Academy, please fill in the on-line registration form (containing CV, personal and professional details and motivation as mandatory fields) 

    Applicants should complete the online nomination form no later than 15 October 2018.

    Candidates must also provide the following supporting mandatory documents:

    • Official nomination letter from the appointing institution and signed by the candidate’s supervisor (the letter should state the institutional motivation in taking this training opportunity, potential use of knowledge in the professional setting and confirm name and position of the selected delegate);
    • Scanned copy of valid national passport;
    • VISA for Italy, if applicable

    Please note that it is the responsibility of the participants to apply for their visas in time to be able to attend the Academy. If a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required is on average at least three weeks.

    For further information please contact 
    informaleconomy@itcilo.org

    As an organization dedicated to fundamental human rights and social justice, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to promote and realize gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women candidates are especially welcome.

     

    Contact

    Contact

    The deadline for application is the 15 of October 2018
    For further information please contact the team at  informaleconomy@itcilo.org

    Tel.: + 39.011.693 6317/ 6340

    Tuition cost: 2320

    Subsistence cost: 1360

    Total cost: 3680

     

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