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COVID-19 and the dilemma of the informal economy

Dima El Hassan Jawad- With every crisis come various challenges but also new opportunities. The 2020 pandemic presents an opportunity to establish a new social contract that provides social justice, support and security for all workers worldwide. According to the monitor report 2020 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) “Covid-19 and the world of work”, the informal economy workers, estimated to be over 2 billion people, represents 61 percent of the global workforce. They constitute 90 percent of total workforce in low-income countries, 67 percent in middle-income countries and 18 percent in high income countries.
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