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Published on May 5, 2021

Expanding the Social Protection System

The Joint Programme: "Expanding the social protection system for young men and women in the informal economy," implemented the Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) program in Ecuador. This initiative helps people in vulnerable situations to improve their employment sources by recovering, boosting their businesses, or by creating employment through entrepreneurship. About 600 independent and informal workers, (national and migrants), in Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Manta, Santo Domingo, Loja, and Machala have benefited from the first pilot program.