Adopting a Set of Criteria for Identifying the Informal Sector

NSCB Resolution No. 16
Series of 2003

ADOPTING A SET OF CRITERIA FOR IDENTIFYING THE INFORMAL SECTOR

WHEREAS, NSCB Resolution No. 15, Series of 2002, approved on 6 November 2002 provided the official conceptual and operational definitions of the informal sector (IS) for adoption by all concerned government agencies;

WHEREAS, said Resolution specified some cases for exclusion from the operational definition of the IS;

WHEREAS, the NSCB Executive Board instructed the Inter-Agency Committee on Labor, Income and Productivity Statistics (IACLIPS), the Technical Working Group on Labor and Employment Statistics (TWGLES), and the NSCB Technical Staff to study further the other cases for exclusion;

WHEREAS, in compliance with this instruction and in adherence to the January 1993 Resolution passed by the 15th International Conference of Labor Statisticians (ICLS) concerning statistics of employment on the IS, the IACLIPS, the TWGLES, and the NSCB Technical Staff reviewed and agreed on the other cases for exclusion and came up with a set of criteria for identifying the IS to facilitate field operations relative to data gathering activities for the sector;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Board approve the identified set of criteria as part of the operational definition of the IS (Annex BR-16-2003-01) for adoption by all concerned government agencies.

Approved this 12th day of December 2003, in Pasig City.

Attested by:

 

ROMULO A. VIROLA
Secretary General