• Training improves workers’ access to new Thai health fund

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

  • Collective Bargaining and Negotiations Training

    Learn more about the recent training session with informal workers in Bangkok, Thailand

  • Recicladores y recicladoras reciben pago por servicios públicos

    Read our new blog post on waste pickers' victory in Colombia

  • Supporting Informal Workers' Access to Health Care

    Learn more about the health screening exercise carried out with wastepickers in Ghana

  • Bangkok's Informal Workers Essential to Functioning of City

    Read on our blog about our newly published study. (Paula Bronstein/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