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Informal Workers and COVID-19: Evidence-Based Responses to the Crisis at the Base of the Economic Pyramid

Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand

Project overview / objectives

This project focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns on the livelihoods and health of poor workers, especially women, in the informal economy. It will do so using a mixed-methods longitudinal study that includes a large-scale survey of informal workers spanned over 10 cities across 8 countries, with a focus on four groups of informal workers that predominantly employ women: domestic workers, home-based workers, street vendors, and waste pickers.


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