64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

The informal economy: Towards an improved international framework to measure the informal economy


Mr Michael Frosch


  • TH
    Mr Tite Habiyakare

  • KK
    Mr Kossi Edem Kludza
  • Integrating gender in how we measure informality

  • GK
    Gayatri Koolwal
  • Why statistics on informality matter: A user perspective on the improved framework on the informal economy

  • MF
    Mr Michael Frosch
  • Statistical standards on the Informal economy: towards a revised framework

  • MO
    Michael Ogen
  • Improved measurement of informal employment: Test results from Uganda

  • JV
    Joanne Vanek

  • Category: International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS)


    The new measurement framework for the informal economy will harmonise data on informality and encourage regular production and analysis of statistics. For countries currently not measuring the informal economy, the improved framework and tools are an opportunity to start doing so. For countries already producing informality statistics this will support improved measurement and the production of policy relevant indicators.
    The different presentations in the session will explore user perspectives and the changing needs for data on informality. It will outline the features of the new conceptual framework developed by the ILO working group. Partners from national statistical offices will be invited to share their experience in pre-testing methods and contributing to the development of the news measures and tools.