04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

Measuring and monitoring informality

04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

Measuring and monitoring informality

Measuring and monitoring informality


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

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