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Project to support grass-roots activities for informal workers（SGRA）
While many developing countries in Asia are achieving rapid economic growth, poverty and disparities are expanding and creating social problems. For this reason, the building of a social safety net for vulnerable people, such as low-income earners and women, is an urgent issue.
In these circumstances, JILAF since fiscal 2011 has been implementing the Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network (SGRA) project of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
The aim of this project is to utilize the international labour-management network in order to organize people who are not covered by public assistance and to build a social safety net at the grass-roots level.
Vocational training and educational seminars for informal workers and their family members are being implemented in Thailand, Nepal, and Bangladesh with the cooperation of local trade unions, employer organizations, governments, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
JILAF is also conducting a livelihood fact-finding survey with the aim of developing the project in accordance with the needs of informal workers.