• Human Rights Day: Waste Pickers and Human Rights

    Learn more about WIEGO's project in Latin America 

  • Waste Pickers and the Right to the City

    Watch a conversation with David Harvey and waste pickers from Montevideo, Uruguay

  • Labour Rights as Human Rights: Homeworkers and Supply Chains

    Discussion at the Carr Center for Public Policy features WIEGO's Research on Homeworkers

  • HomeNet Thailand at SmartCity Expo World Congress 2017

    HomeNet Thailand Accepts Finalist Award for Study on Inclusive Urban Development (photo: Chutimas Suksai)

  • WIEGO Holds 20th Anniversary Research Conference

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


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