NEW THEMATIC BRIEF: SOCIAL DIALOGUE FOR THE TRANSITION FROM THE INFORMAL TO THE FORMAL ECONOMY

Social dialogue has a vital role to play in supporting the transition from the informal to the formal economy. This transition is a key policy issue that demands urgent attention, as called for by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Commission on the Future of Work in 2019.
This thematic brief aims to increase understanding of the role of social dialogue in the design and implementation of effective formalization strategies, in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the relevant international labour standards.
Drawing on case studies from around the world, the brief illustrates how social dialogue, involving governments and representative employers’ and workers’ organizations, has, in different ways and at different levels, contributed to the transition to formality and the reduction of decent work deficits in the informal economy.

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