• WIEGO Holds 20th Anniversary Research Conference

    Conference seeks to chart new paths for research on the informal economy

  • WIEGO at World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week

    Learn more about WIEGO's participation in the week's events (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • WIEGO 2016-2017 Annual Report

    Empowering Informal Workers, Securing Informal Livelihoods: WIEGO in 2016-2017

  • World Cities Day: Building Inclusive Cities

    New publication highlights learnings from 5-year project (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Home-based Workers Celebrate Launch of New Organization

    Read our new blog post for International Home-based Workers' Day


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