UNDP warns about the lack of protection for informal workers in the DR


The report indicates that the employment protection programs carried out by the Dominican Government have been focused on formal positions   “The problematic (economic) situation will continue after the national state of emergency is lifted. Many workers will have lost their jobs, and income will not be recovered immediately, even once economic activity restarts.” This is the conclusion reached by the report “Economic and social impact of COVID-19 and policy options in the Dominican Republic,” prepared by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). It warns about the lack of protection of informal jobs. Although informal workers can access food subsidies, if they are impoverished or vulnerable or fall into that situation, they do not receive any support to protect their jobs, as formal employees do, says the UNDP in the […]

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