Protection sociale

The role of social insurance schemes in addressing the risks faced by agricultural workers in the Middle East and North Africa

Resource Type: Publication
Published: 23/03/2023

The majority of agricultural workers in the MENA region are in informal employment. These workers are usually not covered by social insurance schemes and benefits such as old-age pensions, work injury benefits, maternity benefits and health insurance. This research report aims to understand the main risks faced by agriculture workers in the MENA region and the potential of different social insurance benefits to mitigate them.