Author:Isabela Franciscon, Pedro Arruda
Economic Growth, Employment Policies, Health, Others, Social Protection and CCTs

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Abstract: COVID-19 is posing an unprecedented challenge to countries' social protection systems. Informal workers are particularly at risk, as they often represent the 'missing middle', covered by neither social assistance nor social insurance. In a recent policy brief, the IPC-IG and UNICEF ROSA analyse the economic fallout from the crisis and the policy measures taken in eight South Asian countries, and advocate for the inclusion of the missing middle in mainstream social protection. This One Pager summarises the study's findings for Sri Lanka.

keywords: social protection; COVID-19; emergency response; informal workers; Sri Lanka
Date Publication: 09/09/2020 - 08:08
Type/Issue: One Pager / 454
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: English