Social Protection for Informal Workers: Trends and Changes - Social Protection Briefing Note No. 4

Cyrus Afshar

Afshar, Cyrus. 2022. "Extending Social Protection for Informal Workers in Togo", WIEGO Social Protection Briefing Note No. 4. Available at

In Togo, according to the ILO (International Labour Organization), 92.8% of the workforce are informal. This means that a large share of the Togolese population is vulnerable against shocks and risks that might impact their livelihoods. Over the past decade, however, the country has been witnessing many positive developments in extending social protection to informal workers. In this briefing note, we follow this struggle, looking at how worker organizations, international organizations and civil society have contributed to the recent advances in social protection for informal workers in Togo.

Informal Economy Theme
Informal Economy Topic
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