Informality and Poverty in Zambia: Findings from the 2015 Living Conditions and Monitoring Survey
In Zambia like in many developing countries, quality and up-to-date data on the size and characteristics of informal workers are scarce, which constitutes a major challenge to the formulation of appropriate policies targeting this group, and the extension of social protection coverage in general. Despite its
importance to employment and contribution to the economy, the definition and measurement of the informal economy pose a challenge. The analysis on informality and poverty in Zambia presents useful and critical information to support comprehensive policy dialogue on suitable interventions for extension of coverage.