Informal workers wary of opt-in social insurance Society

Informal workers wary of opt-in social insurance

Farmers and workers in the informal sector are often reluctant to buy voluntary social insurance because they do not understand its benefits and lack knowledge about the programme, according to the Vietnam Social Security.
Experts stress social insurance for informal sector Society

Experts stress social insurance for informal sector

Vietnam can and should extend social protection to those in the informal economy through a mix of contributory and non-contributory schemes in order to achieve universal coverage, experts said at a conference on November 29.
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Indonesia launches national health insurance programme

The National Health Insurance (JKN) programme of Indonesia will start from January 1, 2014, marking a milestone in the country’s social welfare with the aim of creating more equitable development for the poor and low income earners.
ADB symposiums highlight regional challenges Business

ADB symposiums highlight regional challenges

A number of symposiums were organised in Hanoi on May 3 as part of the ongoing 44 th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors.

At the seminar on “Integration of the capital and finance markets, and harmonisation of management regulations in Asia in a post-crisis environment”, participants discussed the momentums and reasons for the incorporation of capital markets in Asia .