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.