Expanding Social Protection to Informal Sector Workers in Uganda

The objective of this study was to gather information about the situation of the informal sector workers in Uganda and to assess their vulnerability, to learn about the existing risk management and coping strategies (both formal and informal) available to them and to conduct a basic mapping of relevant initiatives in this regard as well as identifying knowledge gaps to be covered. This report presents the research findings that provide a basis for new legislation or new programmatic and policy innovations/interventions that could help increase the coverage of the current social and health insurance systems to the large majority of the population that is not formally employed and therefore remains out of reach of the existing formal instruments.