Two billion people – more than 61 per cent of the world’s employed population – make their living in the informal economy. A transition to the formal economy is a condition to
realize decent work for all. Given the magnitude and decent work deficits associated with the informal economy, there is an urgency to tackle informality with an integrated approach
which can bring more robust results.
New technologies are continuously transforming the world of work. Technology is transforming not only the way we work but also how we work and even why we work, for workers and economic units. The role of new technologies and its relationship with informality has been addressed from different perspectives. For policy makers, it is important to know how newtechnologies are affecting the public sector, in particular policymaking.
International Labour Organization (ILO)