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Social Protection for Informal Workers in Asia

Publication | December 2016
Social Protection for Informal Workers in Asia

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.

Contents 

  • Tables, Figures, and Boxes
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Abbreviations
  • Overview - Sri Wening Handayani
  • Designing and Delivering Social Protection Programs for Informal Sector Workers in Asia - Michael Samson and Kaleigh Kenny
  • Financing of Social Protection for Informal Sector Workers in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities - Michael Cichon and David Cichon
  • The Political Economy of Social Protection for Informal Economy Workers in Asia - Stephen Kidd and Verena Damerau
  • Governance of Social Protection for Informal Sector Workers in Asia - Babken Babajanian
  • Social Protection for Informal Workers in Pakistan: A Case Study of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - Hina Shaikh
  • Social Protection for Informal Workers in the People’s Republic of China: A Study of Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises - Xiulan Zhang and Yuning Wu
  • Social Protection for Informal Workers in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises - Mohammad Yunus
  • Social Protection for Informal Workers in Indonesia: A Case Study of Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises - D. Setyonaluri and D. Radjiman
  • Social Protection for Informal Workers in the Philippines: A Study of Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises - Ahmid Bualan
  • Overcoming Barriers and Addressing Gender Dimensions in Universal Health Care for Informal Workers: Lessons from India and Thailand - Martha Chen and Frances Lund
  • Expanding Social Protection Coverage to Informal Workers: Implications for Policy - Sri Wening Handayani