Thank you very much for sharing this info on the adoption of the new recommendation 204 "Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy". This is undoubtedly a key instrument from the point of view of the strategies to extend social protection, since there is a close link between the policies for formalizing the informal economy and the extension of fiscal space for financing social protection.
An interesting example on the articulation of the policies of formalization with policies of extending social security to the informal economy, which in turn promote taxation and employment formalization is the MONOTAX, which was implemented in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil ("SUPER simple" in Brazil).
We would like to share (links below) a Building Social Protection Floors brief (and video), produced by ILO Social Protection Department, which presents the Uruguayan Monotax simplified tax collection scheme for small contributors. The Monotax is an effective tool for the formalization of micro and small enterprises, and to extend coverage of social security to self-employed workers. The brief includes the main lessons learned, information on the system structure and the way forward.
Social Protection Senior Economist
ILO Social Protection Department
Tel. +4122 7997302