COVID-19: Supporting employment and incomes

The impact of COVID-19 on the informal economy

Almost 1.6 billion informal economy workers are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a 60 per cent decline in their earnings. For those workers, stopping work or working remotely at home is not an option. Staying home means losing their jobs and, for many, it also means losing their livelihoods.

Date issued: 08 May 2020 | Size/duration: 1:07