Traditional social insurance schemes—designed for formal sector, salaried employees—often fall short when it comes to self-employed workers, leading to gaps in coverage. As jobs become increasingly flexible, particularly with the rise of the gig economy, social security systems need to keep up! Tune in to this webinar to explore the challenges associated with extending effective social insurance to self-employed workers and learn about innovative, tailored solutions.
- Oliver Azuara, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will present findings from the recent IDB report: “Improving the Lives of the Self-Employed: The Road to Effective Insurance.”
- Himanshi Jain, World Bank Group, will provide insights from a World Bank report, “Social Protection for the Informal Economy,” highlighting a scheme for informal workers in Rwanda.
- Gayatri Murthy, CGAP, will share practical product design lessons from pilots testing financial services for workers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The findings will be based on the following resources: The findings will be based on the following resources: Financial Services for Gig Workers: Lessons on Getting Design and Delivery Right, The Road Ahead for Platform Gig Workers’ Financial Inclusion.
- Sigfried Eisenmeier, DiDi, will speak on the power of tripartite partnerships for connecting gig workers with insurance.