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On July 11-13, 2018, the Institute for Labor Studies participated in the training organized by the International Labour Organization  titled (ILO) ”Transition from Informal to Formal Economy: Awareness Raising on R204 towards Designing an Integrated Policy Framework in the Philippines” at Hotel Jen, Roxas Boulevard, Metro Manila.

The three-day seminar workshop provided an overview of the phenomenon of the informal economy,  and its impacts on fulfilling decent work in the Philippines. It also looked into the need for an integrated policy framework encompassing four pillars of decent work such as fundamental principles at rights at work, employment, social protection and social dialogue adopted to Philippine context  for a progressive transition to the formal economy.

The objective of the seminar-workshop is to raise awareness and to discuss best practices on the formalization of enterprises and workers.

Participants coming from different government agencies were engaged in brainstorming, active discussions and drafting of road maps in promoting the formalization of workers and economic units. The technical personnel of the Institute shared some findings of ILS researches involving workers under informal employment arrangement.


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