Despite being designed to protect workers, social security systems in LAC leave many workers disconnected and vulnerable to external shocks. The design of these systems is rooted in an outdated perspective that neglects new work modalities and dynamics of the informality of labor markets. The objective of this TC is to test and rigorously evaluate innovative pilot programs using digital insurance mechanisms for platform workers in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. We expect lessons learned to help scale up solutions ready for the gig economy's new work modalities and contribute to the region's policy discussion on gig work and its labor market implications. We will generate evidence to support recommendations for tailoring specific solutions to insure workers.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB
The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).