Mbalo Brief – July 2021

Women and Men in Informal economy: A statistical picture report of International Labour Organisation (ILO) published on 30 April 2018 indicate more than 60% of the world’s employed population earn their livelihoods in the informal economy. According to the report, 2 billion people representing 61,2% of the world’s employed population work in informal employment and most of them are in emerging and developing countries. Out of the two billion workers in informal employment worldwide, just over 740 million are women. The report indicates that in Africa, 85,8% of employment is informal, 68,2% in Asia and the Pacific, 68,6% in the Arab States, 40,0% in America and 25,1% in Europe and Central Asia.

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