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Contributing to the fight against HIV/AIDS within the informal economy: The existing and potential role of decentralized systems of social protection

ILO
2002
92-2-113250-1
23
World
Brochure / fact sheet
English
28.07.2009 - SP Admin
Consultations 8888 / Download 2778

Summary (English)

This paper reviews the ad hoc evidence and explores the potential of decentralised systems of social protection (DSSP) to contribute to the fight against HIV/AIDS. The paper focuses on systems set up by associations and organisations in civil society to cover workers and households that do not have access to statutory systems of social protection. It places particular attention on the role of health micro-insurance schemes (HMIS), which constitute a dynamic innovation in terms of community mechanisms to face health-related risks. It also enhances the social role of many DSSP, which may be as important, and potentially more important, in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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