Social Protection

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Social Protection for Informal Workers

Informal is normal. Informal employment accounts for the majority non-agricultural employment in the global South (as high asSocial protection 82 per cent in South Asia and 66 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa) (See Women and Men in the Informal Economy, 2nd edition.)

Conceptual Framework for Social Protection for Informal Workers

A conceptual framework, developed in WIEGO’s early years, posed the core question that continues to drive the Social Protection Programme:

“Under what circumstances can which kind of workers in the informal economy (especially poorer working women) secure access to what core measures of provision, which can be incrementally improved upon in the future?”

Core elements of this framework:

• It sees social protection as an inalienable part of work.

• It focuses on women, but not to the exclusion of men.

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