Published in The Guardian

More than 2 billion workers make up the informal economy. That’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.

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The Ford Foundation is an independent organization working to address inequality and build a future grounded in justice. For more than 85 years, it has supported visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. Today, with an endowment of $16 billion, the foundation has headquarters in New York and 10 regional offices across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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