Social Security Coverage and Informal Employment - Implications of new Survey Data from six African Countries
Moderation: Julia Leininger, German Development Institute - DIE
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Africa Department is conducting country-wide representative surveys on Informal Employment in sub-Saharan Africa. The surveys are organized in cooperation with the ILO and the German Development Institute (DIE) and implemented following the AfroBarometer approach for sample design and interview techniques (tablet questionaires). A total of 8.400 households in 6 countries have so far participated in the survey: Kenya (Oct. 2018), Benin (Dec. 2018), Senegal (May 2019), Zambia (Aug. 2019), Ivory Coast (April 2020) and Ethiopia (Nov. 2020).
In this VAD-panel FES will present for the first-time survey data and results to the public by using a 6-country comparison (Kenya-Benin-Senegal-Zambia-Ivory Coast-Ethiopia). Of the various thematic clusters in the surveys we will focus on Social Security and Informal Employment with a particular focus on Health Security and Informal Employment.
For the presentation and discussion of the survey data FES has invited a data specialist from Kenya who acted as a senior data collection managers. He will comment on the application of the research protocol and how to assure sample representativeness and collection of quality data. While about half of the panel time will be used for presentation purposes, the other half is reserved for discussion.
Dr. Julia Leininger, DIE
Henrik Maihack, FES : Overview on the FES-GDI-ILO survey project on informal employment
Abel Oyuke, IDS, Kenya: How to conduct country-wide representative opinion polls on the informally employed in Africa
Dr. Rudolf Traub-Merz, Researcher : Informal employment and social reproduction: Focus on Access to health