ILO support to the African Member States and the AUC to effectively respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the informal economy

In these most difficult times, I recall a principle set out in the ILO Constitution: Poverty anywhere remains a threat to prosperity everywhere. It reminds us that, in years to come, the effectiveness of our response to this existential threat may be judged not just by the scale and speed of cash injections, or whether the recovery curve is flat or steep, but by what we did for the most vulnerable among us.