• Grassroots organizations re-imagine democratic practice

     Read about how three informal worker organizations are leading the way. (Photo: Rhonda Douglas)

  • Oped: India's Home-based Workers Need Rights and Recognition

    WIEGO's Shalini Sinha writes in Scroll.in(Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Street vendors: Lack of water and toilets cuts earnings

    New research highlights challenges on the WIEGO Blog. (Photo: Jonathan Torgovnik)

  • NYC Street Vendors Face Eviction in Changing Neighbourhood

    Read more on the WIEGO BlogPhoto credit: "In his own world" by aftab is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

  • Major win: Protection against violence at work

    Read about the adoption of C190 on the WIEGO Blog(Juan Arredondo/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.

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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.

Learn more about the informal economy