Result achieved

A social protection scheme to extend coverage, enhance comprehensiveness and/or increase adequacy of benefits has been adopted or reformed (Step 2)

Number of countries that have adopted or reformed social protection schemes to extend coverage, enhance comprehensiveness and/or increase adequacy of benefits (Step 2)
2020 - 2021 LAO226 Public 8.1.1

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Outcome summary

Garment sector workers benefitted from a one-time partial unemployment cash benefit

Outcome achieved

As part of the COVID response to protect workers affected by factory closures/work stoppages, the Lao Social Security Organization (LSSO) provided, between June and August 2021, a one-time partial unemployment cash benefit (wage subsidy) to all garment sector workers amounting to US$90 per person. It was originally planned for 17,289 workers but LSSO data recorded a total number of 24,280 eligible workers.

ILO's contribution to the outcome

The ILO/BMZ project provided financial and technical support for the one-time partial unemployment cash benefit (wage subsidy) to all garment sector workers.

Gender equality & non-discrimination

Women have been the priority in the cash transfer for mother and early childhood programme. Women constitutes more than 80% of garment workers who received the wage subsidies. ILO activities ensured that constituents nominated women representatives; constituents awareness raised on specific gender concerns that need to be taken into account while proposing recovery policies

Partnerships

Ministry of Labour and Social WelfareLao Social Security OrganizationNational Health Insurance BureauLao Federation of Trade UnionLao National Chamber of Commerce and IndustryAssociation of Lao Garment Industry

SDG

SDG
Goals
  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Targets
  • 1.3 Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable

Impacts

  • Number of persons effectively covered(related SDG indicator 1.3.1)
    Total: 24,280
Unemployment