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Theme: Informal Economy
India Forcibly formalising economy is killing informal jobs Deccan Herald . (15 October 2017)

A million Indians enter the workforce every month, or about half the population of Australia every year. This is India’s ‘demographic dividend’. These youths are supposed to find jobs, earn, save and spend, a process that would pull millions of Indians out of poverty. At least, that is the story that we have been sold over the years. But the theory is not translating into practice.

United States of America Correction of Article “World Economic Forum recognizes Madhya Pradesh basic income pilot studies” Basic income Earth Network . (14 October 2017)
By McFarland, Kate.

His submission detailed the pilot study of basic income conducted in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh from June 2011 to November 2012, co-sponsored by UNICEF and the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).

ZCIEA Press Statement on Announced Operation Restore Order ZCIEA Press Statement . (11 October 2017)

We the Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations are saddened by the imposed decision by Harare City Council Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube ‘Operation Restore Order' after the comments by His excellency President Robert Mugabe on the state of Harare Central Business District (CBD) on Saturday 7 October 2017. While ZCIEA is in process of negotiating with the Government through various Ministries and Local Authorities on best models that can be used to harmonise the operation of informal traders, it will be a disaster or catastrophe to implement an operation likened to Operation Murambatsvina of 2005 whose effects are still being felt to this date.

Ghana Govt To Build Creches At Market Centres Peace FM Online . (11 October 2017)

Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) says it has plans to build crèches at market centres to enable market women educate their children and still have time to go about their economic activities.

Guyana New plan targets workers who escape paying GRA & NIS Demerara Waves . (11 October 2017)
By French, Gordon.

Workers in poor working conditions who are not paying income tax to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and contributions to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), are the subject of a new plan being spearheaded by the Labour Department.

Vanessa Pillay speaks from Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing - WIEGO

India A brave new India LiveMint . (10 October 2017)

The Narendra Modi government is ushering in a fundamental shift in the relations between the state and the informal economy. The tentacles of the state are now reaching deep into the informal sector.

India Resources aplenty, no jobs. The Hindu . (9 October 2017)
By Anil K., Antony.

The informal economy employs more than 90% of our workforce. Efforts to structure the informal sector, by encouraging them to adopt modern-day tools and best practices, and by giving them adequate access to capital for expansion, would stimulate the economy and the job market.

Zimbabwe Harare Launches "Operation Restore Order" ZBC . (8 October 2017)

The City of Harare has launched an operation codenamed‘Restore Order,’which is aimed at decongesting the city and bringing order and sanity in the central business district.

Pakistan Workers demand decent work, adequate wages The Nation Pakistan . (8 October 2017)

Trade unionists took out a rally here on Saturday to mark International Decent Work Day. The rally was organised by National Trade Union Federation and Home Based Women Workers Federation on the appeal of Industrial Global Union.