Icon Our WorkSocial Protection for Informal Workers in Asia

A book addressing gaps in social protection for informal workers in Asia that discusses  issues  that need to be addressed, including financing,  design,  governance,  and  political economy. Chapter 7 by Stephen Kidd and Verena Damerau examines  the  impact  of  political  economy  on  the  development  of  social  protection  for  workers  in  the  informal  economy.

They explore the political drivers explaining the low level of investment in social protection across most Asian countries, while also examining the high-spending exceptions such as Georgia, Mongolia and Uzbekistan. Issues considered are political settlements, democracy, ideology and the role of international agencies.