Philippe Marcadent is the Chief of the “Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions” Branch of the International Labour Office. This Branch covers a wide range of policy areas, including wages and income, labour relations and collective bargaining, working time, non-standard forms of employment, employment protection, the digital economy and informality/undeclared work. He is also the Lead of the ILO Policy Outcome which deals with the formalization of the informal economy that is one of the 10 policy outcomes of the organization and has a worldwide coverage. Mr Marcadent began his professional career in the development of econometric models, before working in Mexico as micro-economist for a French research institute. Later on, he joined the ILO in Africa where he played a key role in the extension of social protection to excluded people. Upon his return to HQ, he has been at the forefront of ILO activities in this field before joining his current position. He has published numerous publications in the fields of financing, the fight against poverty, extension of social security, working conditions and formalization of the informal economy.