• Waste Pickers Interface with the City of Johannesburg

    Workshop brings together waste pickers and municipal authorities to discuss key issues

  • Arab Watch Report on Informal Employment Launches

    WIEGO invited to contribute to report and participate in launch events

  • Five Innovations at SEWA’s New Worker Empowerment Centres

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

  • Participatory Processes and the New Urban Agenda

    Read WIEGO's contribution on the Oxfam blog (Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage)

  • WIEGO and HomeNet Convene Policy Dialogue

    Dialogue Highlights Priority Areas for Informal Workers in Bangkok, Thailand


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.

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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