More than 2 billion workers make up the informal economy. ThatÂ’s 6 out of every 10 workers in the world who live without labor or social protections. The economic recovery of these workers is a critical component of a global economic rebound from the Covid-19 crisis.

To understand the scale of informal labor and its impact on the economy, Ford Foundation partnered with The Guardian on this special feature that breaks down the challenges facing workers and highlights solutions to build a truly equitable future of work.

Read the full article in The Guardian.

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