This paper reviews concepts of gender and informal economy and the situation of informal employment of women and men, and highlights the key issues and documents on selected country experiences regarding vulnerable groups of workers, such as homeworkers, street venders, waste pickers, as well as women entrepreneurs. It also presents the overall ILO approach to formalization of informal employment.

Tags: informal employment, youth employment, employment policy, labour market, labour policy, gender and development, informal economy, gender equality, gender

Regions and countries covered: Global