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    Listen to our new audio blog post from WIEGO's Law Team (Photo: J. Rajogapaul)

  • Gender and Informal Livelihoods

    Research highlights waste pickers in Africa & Latin America (Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Quality Child Care as a Right of All Workers

    WIEGO, SEWA and FORCES to host workshop on child care in New Delhi, India

  • Cooperation Among Workers in the Informal Economy

    Joint ILO-WIEGO Publication highlights cooperatives in the informal economy

  • Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Greater Monrovia

    Read the latest addition to WIEGO's Publication Series


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