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Paris, 8 April 2009.- Informal employment is at record levels worldwide with severe consequences for poverty in poor countries, according to Is Informal Normal?, a new report by the OECD Development Centre.
The creation of more and better jobs remains a key challenge all over the world, not least due to the increasing demand for jobs in many developing countries. This joint ELS/DEV seminar presents recent experiences from China, India and Brazil.
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This is the Executive Summary of the Publication "Is Informal Normal? Towards More and Better Jobs in Developing Countries". Please read the long abstract for more information on the content of the publication.
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In many countries, tradition and culture pose obstacles to women’s economic development, so understanding their impact is a key to effective development policies.
Poverty Reduction and Social Development - Newsletter Winter 2008/2009. In this edition: launch of Wikigender 2.0; preparing International Women's Day 2009; informal employment and the economic crisis.
The financial and economic crisis has deep implications for employment across the planet. The crisis brings to an end a period of relatively strong and sustained growth, which was accompanied by the creation of many new jobs.
Shoe shine workers in Cairo, street vendors in Calcutta, badly-paid public officials driving their taxis at night in Moscow–this is informal employment. A new Development Centre study, "Is Informal Normal?", examines policy options to respond to the challenge of creating more and better job
The Poverty Reduction and Social Development team of the OECD Development Centre is organising several exciting events in 2009, including the launch of the GID Database 2009 and the flagship report on "Informal is Normal - Towards More and Better Jobs in Developing Countries".