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Technological transformations in Latin America: promoting productive jobs and confronting the challenge of new forms of informal employment

8 February 2019|Project/Programme

Executive Summary

The new types of labour relations that arise from the use of new technologies occur in contexts of high labour informality and heterogeneity of the productive structure in Latin America. Risks of greater informality are an obstacle to achieving the commitments established in the SDGs.

Through cooperation in the fields of measurement, analysis and policy advice this project will supports selected Latin American countries to identify policy options to reduce labour informality as a key instrument for leaving no one behind. It is expected to work in three areas: the adjustment of labour regulations in order to cover emerging labour relations; the analysis of changes in the composition of the occupational structure and in the demand and supply for skills; and the identification of the probability of labour informality at the sub-national level. The project aims to transfer a set of methodologies to national stakeholders as relevant inputs for policies aimed at confronting the challenges of informality while taking advantage of the potential of new technologies.


This project is carried out by ECLAC’s Economic Development and Social Development Divisions and its national office in Buenos Aires


  • "New and old forms of labor informality and precarious employment", Santiago de Chile, on  April 3 and 4, 2019



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