Social Protection for Informal Workers in Asia

Organization(s): Asian Development Bank
Regions: Asia
Country: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand
Year: 2016
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Asia’s growing labor force needs innovative solutions to reduce risks and ensure social protection of workers in vulnerable employment with informal arrangements.

This book examines the need to expand social protection coverage of the informal sector to support working age productivity, reduce vulnerability, and improve economic opportunity. Case studies from Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand offer suggestions to close social protection gaps and recommend policy solutions to create equitable and inclusive social protection programs for informal workers.

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