Paid domestic work in the labor market in Paraguay

Paid domestic work and the labor market in Paraguay

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Paid domestic work in the labor market in Paraguay

9 de Agosto de 2022

The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MTESS) established the Participatory Employment Formalization Laboratory (LabMTESS) in Paraguay with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and advising from the International Labor Organization (ILO) in order to accelerate and strengthen the Integrated Strategy for Employment Formalization in Paraguay (EIFEP).

The Lab selected Paid Domestic Work as the focus of its second learning loop because of the precarious working conditions and high rates of informality in the sector.

This diagnostic report presents the findings of the discovery phase, describing the characteristics of informal work in the sector, identifying barriers to formalization of employment, and laying out remaining questions to guide the exploration and experimentation in this learning loop.