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Study Papers | Peace and Conflict Studies | Bangladesh | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
An Analysis of the Provision of Social Protection for Informal Sector Workers
Moammad Shajan Siraj
Abstract: This article delves into the notion of social protection and its significance in ensuring the well - being and economic stability of individuals employed in marginalized and informal sectors. This study utilizes secondary data analysis to examine the status of social protection measures for informal workers, leveraging reliable data sources. Descriptive data analysis is employed to determine the findings. The statement underscores the imperative of expanding social protection initiatives to encompass individuals employed in the informal sector, who currently face exclusion from conventional social security frameworks. The article presents a comprehensive examination of social protection systems on a global scale, emphasizing the disparities in welfare benefits and the existence of coverage gaps across various regions. This study investigates the social protection programmes and policies that specifically target workers in the informal sector across different regions, encompassing Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. The article additionally examines the social protection initiatives targeting informal sector workers in Bangladesh, emphasizing the National Social Security Strategy of the country and the various programmes currently in place to cater to different demographic groups. The article ultimately presents significant discoveries pertaining to social protection for individuals engaged in the informal sector, including the absence of legal protections, difficulties in obtaining healthcare and social services, and the imperative of expanding coverage within social security frameworks. The text concludes by providing recommendations aimed at addressing the aforementioned challenges and enhancing social protection measures for individuals employed in the informal sector. These recommendations underscore the significance of fostering inclusive economic growth and diminishing inequality.
Keywords: Social protection, Informal Sector worker, Human Security, Economic Security
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 567 - 573