How COVID-19 has Increased Vulnerability in the Informal Sector: Business Environment Solutions

Webinar, Marty Chen, 10Feb2021
10 February 2021 - 10 February 2021

Wednesday, February 10 at 14:00 CET (08:00 EST)

This webinar, hosted by DCED (Donor Committee for Enterprise Development), looks at the challenges created by COVID-19 for business environment reform and the informal economy. Recognizing the impact COVID-19 has had on the informal economy in developing economies, participants – including Marty Chen, International Coordinator Emeritus and Senior Advisor, WIEGO, and Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School – will explore the kinds of responses emerging to these challenges.

This will be an interactive webinar in which a panel of experts and agency representatives will describe the work they are doing to support reforms in the informal economy. Webinar participants will be able to present their own questions and comments.


  • Judith van Doorn (ILO) 
  • Laura Atienza (European Commission) 
  • Mohammad Amin (World Bank Group) 
  • Marty Chen (WIEGO) 
  • Rose Karimi (International Cooperatives Alliance) 
  • Moderator: Andreja Marusic (World Bank Group)  


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