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New Delhi, INDIA 
FEBRUARY 2 - 4, 2004 
AGENDA 

Venue  Room No.: 479, Hotel Ashoka, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi

2 February 2004

10.00 – 11.00

Registration

11.00 – 11.30

Inaugural Session

 

 

 

Chairperson: Dr. Adarsh Kishore, Chairman of the Delhi Group

  • Inaugural Address: Dr. Adarsh Kishore
  • Adoption of agenda
  • Designation of Chairpersons and rapporteurs for the technical sessions                       

11.30 – 12.00

Tea/Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.00

SESSION-1: Defining Informal Employment and Methodologies for its measurement

 

                           

 

Chairperson: Mr. Jacques Charmes

Rapporteur:Mr. G.C.Manna

Papers

  1. Statistical definition of Informal Employment:Guidelines endorsed by 17th ICLS (2003) – Ralf Hussmanns, ILO
  2. Estimation of Informal Employment in India 1999-2000 through Application of ILO conceptual framework on NSS Data – Dr. N.S. Sastry.
  3. Measurement of Informal Economy in Malaysia – S.A.Rahman & A.F.Mohammad
  4. Defining Informal Employment and Methodologies  for its measurement and some results – K.P. Shrestha, Nepal                 
  5. Defining Informal Employment and Methodologies fot its Measurement – Mekonen Tesfaye, Ethiopia               

 

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.00

SESSION-1 (Contd.)

15.00 – 15.30

Tea/Coffee Break

15.30 – 17.00

SESSION-2:  Improving the quality of Informal Sector Statistics - Country experience

 

                 

 

Chairperson:  Ms. Joann Vanek

Rapporteur:  Dr. G.M. Boopathy

Papers

  1. Data Collection on the Informal Sector: a Review of Concepts and Methods Used Since the Adoption of an International Definition Towards a Better Comparability of Available Statistics – Jacques Charmes                     
  2. Improving the quality of Informal Sector Statistics: Fiji Experience – Nilima Lal                     
  3. Improving the quality of Informal Sector Statistics: Namibia - Panduleni Kali                     
  4. Informal Sector Statistics and Supporting Surveys: Indonesia Experience – Rusman Heriawan                     
  5. Impact of Policy Changes on the Informal Economy: Informalisation – A Sect oral Perspective – NCAER                     
  6. Informal Sector – the Moroccan Experience                     
  7. The Cameroun Experience of the Informal Sector – Appolinaire Kinge               

3 February 2004

9.30 – 11.00

SESSION-2 (Contd.)

11.00 – 11.30

Tea/Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

SESSION-3: Measurement of  Informal Economy through income and expenditure surveys.

 

                 

 

Chairperson:  Mr. Ralf Hussmanns

Rapporteur: Dr. Gulab Singh

Papers

  1. Links among Employment in Informal Sector, Poverty and Gender – Dr. N.S.Sastry
  2. Contribution of Informal Sector and Informal Employment in Indian Economy – V.Saha, A. Kar & T. Baskaran
  3. Non-observed economy and methods of its measurement and assessment in statistical practice of Azerbaijan – N. Suleymanov.
  4. Estimation of Employment and Value added of Informal Sector in Pakistan – Pietro Gennari
  5. International Classification of Statistics for Time Use Survey – Ms. Clare Menozzi

13.00 -- 14.00

Lunch Break