The Covid-19 crisis facing informal workers – what can be done?

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the health and economies of countries all over the world. Some of the hardest hit have been low-income informal sector workers.  This event will discuss the impacts the global pandemic has had so far, how they can be mitigated and the longer-term implications for the informal sector.  And as countries begin to look ahead to rebuilding their economies, are there any opportunities for positive change?

Speakers

Vanessa van den Boogaard, Research Fellow, International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) at IDS and Senior Research Associate, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto
Stephen Devereux, Research Fellow, IDS
Max Gallien, Research Fellow at International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) at IDS
Amrita Saha, Research Fellow, IDS
Hina Shaikh, Country Economist, International Growth Center, Pakistan

Chair: Peter Taylor, Director of Research, IDS