Globally, 61 percent of all workers were engaged in informal employment in 2016. Excluding the agricultural sector, 51percent of all workers fell into this employment category.
Men earn 12.5per cent more than women in 40 out of 45 countries with data. The global gender pay gap stands at 23 per cent globally and without decisive action, it will take another 68 years to achieve equal pay. Wom-enâ€™s labour force participation rate is 63 percent while that of men is 94 percent.