Gender and Social Protection in the Informal Economy

This commissioned study brought together the existing literature on gender and social protection in the informal economy with a view to drawing out lessons on good practice to inform ongoing policy discussions.

The study explored the social protection agenda from a gendered perspective, focusing in particular on the various activities through which women and men from poor and marginalised households meet their needs, and those of their dependents, and secure their future in the developing regions of the world.

It was intended as a contribution to the ‘Gender Mainstreaming Handbook Series on Development Issues’, produced by the Commonwealth Secretariat to provide information, analysis and recommendations to policymakers and other stakeholders.

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start date
18 January 2005
end date
20 December 2005


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