• Street Vendor Exchange: NYC and Bangkok

    WIEGO's Focal Cities Bangkok facilitates exchange between local vendors and NYC Street Vendor Project

  • WIEGO Delegation at WUF 9

    See our event page for events and updates (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Are Peru's roofed markets improving conditions for street vendors?

    Read our new blog post by guest writer Lissette Aliaga (Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Street Vendor Evictions in Accra, Ghana

    Read more about the consultation facilitated by WIEGO Focal Cities Accra

  • Improving Informal Workers' Conditions in Six Target Cities

    Read our new blog post (Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage)


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.

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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