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25 November 2019 - 29 November 2019

Global Knowledge-Sharing Forum: Transition to Formal Economy - 3rd edition

25 November 2019 - 29 November 2019

Global Knowledge-Sharing Forum: Transition to Formal Economy - 3rd edition

Global Knowledge-Sharing Forum: Transition to Formal Economy -  3rd edition
Enrolment deadline: 11 October 2019
English - French
A9012102
Turin Centre
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25 November 2019 - 29 November 2019

English - French

Turin Centre

Code: A9012102

Enrolment deadline: 11 October 2019

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Description

Description

The Global Knowledge-Sharing Forum is the world platform for sharing knowledge on what has worked in the quest for decent work through formalization of the economy at the national, regional and global levels. Participants in the Global Forum will discuss various practices in supporting the transition to a formal economy, and will draw conclusions regarding enabling parameters. The report of the GKSF will summarize such experiences for dissemination among a wider audience.

Target audience

Target audience

The GKSF targets formalization researchers and practitioners (ILO constituents, policy-makers at various levels from other public institutions, including ministries of finance, planning, social affairs, statistics, etc.) who want to share their experiences (research, studies, policies, projects, impact assessment); officials from countries with experiences of effective implementation and monitoring of policies; and persons wishing to benefit from such a wealth of knowledge.

Objectives

Objectives

The Employment Policy Department and ITCILO are organizing the third edition of the Global Knowledge Sharing Forum on Transition to formal economy in Turin from 25-29 November 2019 (English and French). The Global Knowledge Sharing Forum is organised every two years by the ILO and is a platform for open and interactive discussion between public decision-makers, social partners and institutional partners on what has worked or not on the transition processes at national, regional and global levels; as well as to identify key issues and challenges relating to enhancing the operationalization of the ILO’s recommendation on transition to formality (R204).

 This third edition aims to assess the policy and academic knowledge currently available on what works or does not work for the transition to formality.

It targets consultants, practitioners, officials writing on informality

 

High level panel

High level panel

This edition starts with a high-level round table on the 25th /26th  with the participation of high-level experts including:

  1. Dr. Iyanatul Islam, Adjunct Professor at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia: Inclusive structural transformation and the role of sectoral policies for transition to the formal economy; 
  2. Dr Colin Willians, Professor of Public Policy, Management School of Sheffield University:  Policy coordination for integrated formalization strategies and measures; 
  3. Dr. Javier Herrera, Director of the Research Institute for Development (IRD), Peru: The challenge of assessing the impact of measures and policy frameworks tackling the informal economy;
  4. Mrs Reema Nanavaty  who leads Self Employed Women's Association's (SEWA) economic and rural development activities reaching out to seventeen million women and their families across India: Innovative measures and actions to support informal economy workers and facilitate their transition to formality;
  5. Dr Godfrey Kanyenze, Founding Director of the Labour and Economic Development Research Institute of Zimbabwe: Challenges and opportunities for transition to formality in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Call for papers

Call for papers

For this edition, the ILO is launching a call for papers “Writing on informality” on evidence-based policies on formalization to encourage good quality publications on the way out of informality.

The papers will/should focus on innovative ways to link policies/measures, structural transformation and transition to formality; around 7 areas of research are suggested:

  1. Transition to formality and inclusive structural transformation: the role of sectoral policies
  2. Increased productivity of enterprises and workers they employed: what measures, conditions and what results?
  3. Policy formulation and coordination for the transition to formality: What works?
  4. Informal economy actors’ practices and institutions: Challenges and opportunities for public policies
  5. Skills development and lifelong learning: What now for informal economy workers?
  6. Extending social security coverage to those in the informal economy: paths and experiences 
  7. Organization and reprèsentation of informal workers and economic units: innovative actions and tools 

The selected papers will be presented in thematic sessions during the Global Forum and will be part of a recueil of practices and experiences published by the ILO. Those interested should submit a paper (proposals will not be accepted) by September 20, 2019, through the following email: informaleconomy@itcilo.org.

How to apply

How to apply

Interested candidates should register on-line at:

https://oarf2.itcilo.org/STF/A9012102/en

 The deadline for applications is 14th of October 2019

 Candidates who require Schengen visa to enter Italy are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible before the deadline.

 

Tuition cost: 1615

Subsistence cost: 635

Total cost: 2250

 

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