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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.
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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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The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 has far-reaching implications for employment around the world. The slowdown in economic activity can be expected to raise unemployment, reduce international labour mobility and lead to an increase in informal employment.
In many countries, tradition and culture pose obstacles to women’s economic development, so understanding their impact is a key to effective development policies.
The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a new composite measure of gender equality. By focusing on the root casus behind gender inequalities, it complements and improves existing measures in several ways.
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.
International Women’s Day is around the corner. Every year, the 8th of March marks a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women - and an occasion for the Development Centre to present its work on gender equality.
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