Policy Approaches to Formalizing Informal Employment in the Formal Sector in Asia and the Pacific and Latin America

The report compiles existing policy tools and and good practices adopted by Governments in Asia and the Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean on formalizing informal employment in the formal sector. To provide a framework for understanding the full range of good practices on formalizing the employment of informal workers in the formal sector, the report sets out the integrated strategic policy approach outlined by ILO Recommendation No. 204 on facilitating the transition to formality. The report was prepared in the context of the project, Policymaking for More Inclusive and Sustainable Economies in Asia and the Pacific and in Latin America, implemented by ESCAP, in partnership with the Government of Colombia through the Agencia Presidencial de Cooperación Internacional de Colombia (APC Colombia).