Informal Sector Survey

The 2008 Informal Sector Survey (ISS) was a nationwide data collection operation by the National Statistics Office, in collaboration with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). It aims at putting in place a system of 2-step surveys related to the evaluation and the follow up of employment, informal jobs and informal sector. This is the 1st nationwide survey of informal sector conducted by the NSO.

a. To identify and construct a sampling frame of IS among the enterprise in which employed persons work;
b. To provide data for estimating employment in IS and informal sector enterprises through the LFS;
c. To provide data for estimating informal employment; and
d. To obtain data for estimating the contribution of informal sector enterprises to total Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Datasets Microdata Documentation Database
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