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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