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BlogOver 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
Working PaperTransforming informal work and livelihoods in Costa Rica and Nicaragua
We divide workers into six work statuses: formal self-employed, upper-tier informal self-employed, lower-tier informal self-employed, formal wage-employed, upper-tier informal wage-employed, and lower-tier informal wage-employed...Employment Informal work Worker mobility
Working PaperWorker mobility and productivity spillovers: An emerging market perspective
This paper uses matched employer-employee data from South Africa to examine the extent to which technology transfers between firms through the hiring of workers...Technology transfer Linked employer-employee data Spillovers