Social Protection Forum Asia on ‘Social Protection in the Informal Sector-Incentive or Hindrance to Formalisation?’
IPS Research Fellow, Dr. Ganga Tilakaratna made a presentation on ‘Social Protection for Informal Sector Workers in Sri Lanka’ at the 2nd Social Protection Forum Asia on ‘Social Protection in the Informal Sector-Incentive or Hindrance to Formalisation?’. The event organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) was held during 27-28 October 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.
This conference was organized against the background of the recently adopted ‘ILO Recommendation No. 204 concerning the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy’, which stresses the role of social protection in facilitating formalization processes. The objective of the forum was to explore the links between social protection instruments and the formalization process to identify possible mutual effects.
The workshop brought together about 25 experts / researchers working in the area of social protection from around the world, including participants from Indonesia, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Argentina, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan and India.