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This joint study by the International Labour Office and the Secretariat
of the World Trade Organization focuses on the relationship between
trade and the growth of the informal economy in developing countries.
Based on existing academic literature, complemented with new empirical
research by the ILO and the WTO, the study discusses how trade reform
affects different aspects of the informal economy. It also examines how
high rates of informal employment diminish the scope for developing
countries to translate trade openness into sustainable long-term growth.
The report analyzes how well-designed trade and decent-work policies can
complement each other so as to promote sustainable development and
growing prosperity in developing countries.
Published in 2009
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