• WIEGO Celebrates International Workers' Day

    Informal workers are organizing for change (Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage)

  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Learn more on health and safety at work for informal workers (Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Workers' Lives: Nohra Padilla of ARB

    Read about Nohra: waste picker and environmentalist (Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Who Really Cares About our Earth?

    Read our new blog post about the environmental contributions of waste pickers.

  • WIEGO Turns 20!

    Trace our 20-year Journey through our Online Timeline!


WIEGO is a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy.

Informal workers need voice, visibility and validity. WIEGO creates change by building capacity among informal worker organizations, expanding the knowledge base, and influencing local, national and international policies.

Meet WIEGO's Team

About the Informal Economy

The informal economy includes workers who do not have employment-based social protection and enterprises which are not incorporated or registered.

Visit WIEGO’s Knowledge Base on the Informal Economy