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Labour rights
Blog
Over 2 billion workers globally are informal — what should we do about it?

Informality is a pervasive phenomenon in the labour markets of developing countries. Two billion workers, representing 61.2 per cent of the world’s employed population, are in informal employment ...

Informal poor Labour market outcomes Equality and inequality
Blog
Better measures of informality can improve poverty reduction policy

In a recent study , my co-authors and I propose a new way to measure informality by household, rather than by individual worker...

Informality Labour rights Labour market outcomes
Working Paper
Towards sustainable livelihood in the Tanzanian informal economy: Facilitating inclusion, organization, and rights for street vendors

In spite of having some intensive national strategies to address poverty, Tanzania lacks a coherent national strategy to ensure sustainable livelihoods for those working in its informal economy, of which street vending is an important sector...

Tanzania Livelihoods Informal sector
Blog
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle: Three guiding principles for a better deal
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The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite...

Decent Work Informality Women's work
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