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

  • Informal Workers' Narratives

     Informal workers in Delhi share their experiences (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Quality Child Care: Missing Piece of the Poverty-reduction Puzzle

    Read our Q&A blog article with Mirai Chatterjee (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • WIEGO's Leadership Transition: Celebrating Marty Chen

    Celebrating Twenty Years of Service at WIEGO

  • Five Blogs Highlight Achievements for Informal Workers in 2017

    Read our new blog article on our year in review (Jonathan Torgovnik/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.

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