Introduction to the Informal Economy in 4 minutes

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Introduction to the Informal Economy in 4 minutes 
This is a short video, produced by a non-profit organization, introduces viewers to the informal economy. The tone should be knowledgeable, educated and accessible. The voice should be positive but not too cheerful.

The video act as an important educational tool for a wide variety of audiences—from researchers to policymakers to funders—to understand the importance of the informal economy and why there is an urgent need to provide greater security to the millions of informal workers around the world. 
2015-11-12 19:09:00 GMT
2015-11-13 12:38:58 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project
Via Internet: On our Youtube channel.
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Female
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project
We are looking for a neutral English based on North American English. It's fine if the speaker has a slight British or South African accent.

Script Details

The informal workforce is the backbone of urban and rural economies around the world. Informal workers in cities stitch garments, sell vegetables, clean streets, collect waste—all kinds of activities to make a living. In rural areas, they are farmers, agricultural laborers, shepherds, fisher folk and forest gatherers.

Some work on their own account as single-person operators or heads of family businesses; and some are contributing family workers in those family businesses. Others earn wages in small, informal units or large, formal companies, or as domestic workers in households. Still, others are sub-contracted to produce goods or services, often from their own home.

The majority of non-agricultural workers in most regions of the developing world are engaged in the informal economy. When agriculture is added, the percentages are higher still. Also, a higher percentage of women workers than men workers are engaged in the informal economy.

Yet despite their numbers, the contributions of informal workers to local communities, cities, and the economy are not well recognized.

Some are chased away from their work places, have their goods confiscated, or see their homes demolished. Many work long hours without access to toilets or clean water. City planners do not take informal workers into account as they plan transport systems, set rates for water and electricity, or make rules about the use of public space.

What all informal workers have in common is that they lack social protection through their work. The net result is that the majority of informal workers are poor with low average wages and high costs and risks. The working poor in the informal economy will not be able to work their way out of poverty until they can earn more and their costs and risks are reduced. 
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