How informal youth workers can be insured

Lynk Chief Operating Officer Chris Maclay speaks on the Gig Economy during Strathmore and Business Advocacy Fund policy at a Nairobi hotel in 2019.   PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Those without savings are finding it hard to cope with the lockdowns.
  • Gig work also does not fall within the customary contractual structures and grievance mechanisms provided by traditional formal employment.
  • Insurance has traditionally targeted the formal sector.

Technology has the potential to increase employment rates among the youth, especially in informal work.

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