2019 WIDER Annual Lecture: Informality – addressing the Achilles Heel of Social Protection in Latin America

Social protection programmes have been in place in Latin America for over 75 years, but as a result of extensive informality, less than half the working population are covered by the contributory social insurance system.  How can social insurance systems be redesigned provide coverage to all?

Join us at the 2019 WIDER Annual Lecture to find out.

The lecture will be delivered by Santiago Levy, former Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), former Deputy Finance Minister and General Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute, and main architect of Progresa/Oportunidades — Mexico's incentive-based health, nutrition and education program for the poor.