ILO Resource Package on “Extending Social Security to Workers in the Informal Economy”

Organization(s): ILO
Author: ILO
Regions: World
Country: World
Year: 2019
Language: English
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The ILO policy resource package “Extending social security to workers in the informal economy: Lessons from international experience” serves as a reference for policy makers, workers’ and employers’ organizations and other stakeholders engaged in the development of social protection strategies, or the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of systems and schemes. This practical tool can help in developing viable policy options to address the multi-fold challenges of extending social protection to workers in the informal economy and facilitating transitions to formality. It includes the following elements:

This policy resource package is intended to be a living toolkit. It will benefit from your feedback and inputs, especially from specific examples, experiences and resources that can be helpful for others. We welcome your suggestions – please get in touch.

Contacts: Christina Behrendt (behrendt@ilo.org) and Quynh Anh Nguyen (nguyenq@ilo.org)

 

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