Book Chapter
Incorporating informal workers into social insurance in Tanzania

Public social insurance is part of the broader social protection “toolbox”, typically understood to comprise also social assistance measures (such as cash transfers, benefits in kind, fuel subsidies and so on), social services and public works (see, for example, Carter et al. 2019). 

Until recently, formal insurance arrangements had attracted little attention as a policy instrument in the context of the global South, being limited to a small minority in formal employment. Instead, social protection for the informal sector has been largely sought through the introduction and expansion of parsimonious social assistance schemes targeting the poorest.

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