• Law Newsletter Issue 2 Released!

    News from WIEGO's Law Programme January - July 2017 (Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage)

  • The New “Gig Economy” Meets the Old

    Read our new blog post. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Lessons on street vendors in the context of Bangkok's crackdown

    See Citiscope article for WIEGO's take (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Joburg’s Reclaimers Win Victory in Fight Against Privatization

    Read our new blog post.

  • Design and Critical Dialogue: Securing Urban Livelihoods

    WIEGO partner AeT submits video entry to the Africa Architecture Awards


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