Extreme or moderate working poverty is expected to edge up this 2020 through 2021 in developing countries like Nigeria, thus, increasing the obstacles to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1 on eradicating poverty everywhere by 2030.
A seeming disturbing report says one billion people in the world who are estimated to be living with disabilities are facing serious challenges that hamper their participation in the world of work and place them at greater risk of poverty and social exclusion.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Regional Director for Africa, Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, says gainful employment is still the most reliable way of escaping poverty. But, access to both jobs and decent working conditions remains a challenge.
Many of the countries with the highest working poverty rates in the world are in Africa, which overall has a working poverty rate of 39% for youth, compared with 31% for adults.
A new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) says strategies to increase access to decent work and tackle poverty are significantly more effective when active labour market policies (ALMPs) are combined with income support.