Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Registering Informal Workers in India: e-Shram, an Opportunity Lost?

The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the gaps in the social safety net and showed how most of the world’s workers – the 2 billion working in the informal economy – are being left behind. As the crisis evolved, many governments developed registries of workers in informal employment to facilitate the extension of protections to this “missing middle”: workers who neither receive social protection through work nor qualify for traditional cash transfer benefits. Read More