#InformalTalk: Q&A of Webinar 3, Upcoming Webinars 4 & 5!
Here are the questions which were asked during the third #InformalTalks Webinar on “How to extend social protection to informal workers?” which took place last Thursday:
- When you mention disability insurance and programme for disabled, are you speaking of a specific type of social protection? i.e support schemes to improve accessibility (physical, communications...) as an additional scheme to other potential form of SP, or a 'poverty' scheme e.g. universal credit in UK)? And if a social protection system is in place for disabled people, how do we ensure that all persons with disabilities are reached by the scheme? SC, UK
- Considering the majority of workers in the informal economy are represented by women, especially domestic workers and rural women, I think that any strategy needs to include a gender analysis of what are the needs of women, looking at sectoral occupations (e.g. domestic workers; subsistence agricultural workers, etc SC, Italy
- How can incentives achieve improved compliance in countries with low income for both the formal and informal workers? Is it feasible in developing countries? SM, Tanzania
- How do we reconcile affordability and improved coverage when the targeted population has no capacity to contribute and the Government has no fiscal space to fund social protection initiatives? Is this achieve bale in developing countries? SM, Tanzania
- In terms of SP implementation, any evidence to show which is more effective, In Cash or In Kind? ZM, Nigeria
- What are the best practices to encourage regular contribution for the informal sector to contribute to the social protection? EM Zimbabwe
- How scalable are the examples provided? What are the barriers to scaling please and how can they be overcome? VN, UK
- (Historically, taxation of the informal economic units was the main goal for governments realizing the shortfall in revenues from the non-registration of such a huge number of activities). 80% of the Zimbabwean economy is in the informal sector which does not pay tax and the tax revenue of the country has depleted so much. The government this week introduced a 2% transaction tax that will enable it collect tax from the informal sector. This has triggered price increases and negative responses from the few registered companies that are operating. What could be done to address the above. GT, Zimbabwe
- What are the specific models and tools for extending social protection to clusters of informal economy in development? YA, Nigeria
- How can private sector support the implementation of social protection for developing informal sector development? YA, Nigeria
- What is the best social protection model to prevent youg people from engaging in illegal migration? What are the best tools in particular for the youths with less education ? FFB, Guinée
As for the previous webinars, RNSF expert Jacques Charmes will provide some answers in the comment section. Do not hesitate to react there as well!
The recording and the presentations are available on the page of the webinar.
Please note that two other #InformalTalks webinars are on their way (click on the links to register):
- #InformalTalks Webinar 4 on 30 October 2018 at 11 am CET on “Informal Economy and Organization of informal workers - Organizing and mobilizing informal workers”
- #InformalTalks Webinar 5 on 29 November 2018 at 11 am CET on “Good practices on the informal economy - Good practices and recommendations extracted from projects funded by the EU programme Investing in people”
Looking forward to #InformalTalking with you!