As a result of the ILO South-South and Triangular Cooperation knowledge-sharing project on an Integrated Approach Towards Formalization in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, the report sets out road maps for the four countries to make progress towards an integrated strategic approach to facilitate the transition to formality. The study includes an assessment of the informal economy in each country and proposes a whole government coordinated approach to formalize the informal economy, highlighting South-South and Triangular Cooperation as an instrumental tool to accomplish this objective.
There is no need for these four countries to each “reinvent the wheel” when developing their integrated strategic approach for the transition to formality and their road maps for accomplishing this. To achieve their individual and/or shared national capacity development objectives, this project and report has displayed the benefits of exchanging knowledge, skills, resources and technical know-how, through regional and interregional collective actions, including partnerships involving governments, regional organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector. The result has been a process of mutual learning that has enabled the countries to learn from each other about the challenges involved in making progress on each of the components of the strategic integrated approach and how these can be overcome, so as to enable faster progress on each component than would otherwise be the case.
Click here to access: Towards Integrated Strategy for the Transition to Formality (ILO, 2021)