Global Deal Webinar Series: Social Dialogue for the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

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3 June 2020 - 3 June 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 a.m. EDT (GMT-4)

On Wednesday, June 3, Global Deal partners and experts presented and discussed good practices from around the world to highlight how social dialogue, involving governments and representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations, has contributed to the transition to formality and the reduction of decent work deficits in the informal economy.


WIEGO’s Director of Organization and Representation, Jane Barrett presented on WIEGO’s case studies in the recently published Global Deal thematic brief which underlines the vital role that social dialogue can play in effectively supporting a progressive transition to the formal economy, in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the relevant International Labour Standards. Her contribution focused on the concept of collective bargaining as it applies to informal workers. 

The audience was expected to include representatives of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Global Union Federations, representatives of businesses and government members of the Global Deal, as well as staff of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  

Other Presenters:

  • Youcef Ghellab, Head of the Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit, ILO
  • José Antonio Ocampo, Professor at Columbia University and Global Deal Senior Advisor
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