600 independent and informal workers, young people and adults, nationals and in human mobility, in 7 cities start or improve their businesses with the IMESUN methodology, validated in more than 100 countries.
Quito - According to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC), of the total number of people with employment, in December 2020, 51.1% of these worked informally. The pandemic has had an obvious negative effect on the labor market, and especially on access to decent work.
In order to reduce the impact of the pandemic in the workplace in Ecuador, the ILO launched a training program with the IMESUN methodology, in the cities of Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Manta, Santo Domingo, Loja and Machala. This program seeks to strengthen the entrepreneurial skills of men and women, and ensure them better opportunities to create and improve their businesses. For many young people in Ecuador, especially vulnerable to the effects of the employment crisis, small and micro-enterprises are their main sources of work and income. IMESUN enables them to start, recover or improve their current businesses.