Sub-Saharan Africa

Against the Odds: Resilience, Solidarity and Community Spirit Keep Warwick Markets Alive

November 30, 2018

By Leslie Vryenhoek with photos by Jonathan Torgovnik

About half-a-million people flow through Warwick...

Topics: Livelihoods

How Cities Can Achieve Public Space for All

November 22, 2018

By Jenna Harvey

Public space provides a window into the soul of a city. It is where collective urban life...

Topics: Cities

How a pyramid sketch redefined the informal economy — and the new data that is putting that 20-year-old idea to the test

October 30, 2018

 

By Mike Rogan

Nearly two decades ago, Marty Chen, the founding international...

Topics: Statistics

Q&A: WIEGO’s New Urban Policies Director Talks Migration, 21st-century Cities and What Inspires Her Research

October 5, 2018

This week, we sit down with WIEGO’s new Urban Policies Programme Director, Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, to learn...

Topics: Cities

Senegal’s Dump Upgrading Doesn’t Have to Displace Waste Pickers

September 30, 2018

The theme of World Habitat Day 2018 is municipal solid waste management and creating “waste wise cities.” In this...

Topics: Cities

How the Draft WDR 2019 Got it Wrong: Rethinking and “Relinking” Social Protections for the Future of Work

Laura Alfers, July 25, 2018

The World Bank’s recently released draft of the World Development Report (WDR) 2019 makes a controversial call to...

Topics: Livelihoods

Informal workers and taxes: What "tax justice" looks like from below

July 18, 2018

By Mike Rogan

A growing tax justice movement has been exposing the shadowy ways in which elites and large...

Topics: Economy

From Mozambique to Mexico, Domestic Workers are Fighting for their Rights — and Telling their Stories

June 19, 2018

Domestic workers — those who cook, clean, sweep, and child-mind in private homes across the globe — face unusually...

What’s Changed for Domestic Workers since C189? Our Legal Team Unpacks the Progress

Pamhidzai H. Bamu-Chipunza, June 15, 2018

16 June 2011 was a momentous day for domestic workers around the globe. 

After a long, worker-led...

Topics: Law

Workplace Violence and Harassment: Informal Workers Also Need Protection

May 27, 2018

By Karin Pape & Leslie Vryenhoek

In city streets and markets across the Global South, street vendors have...

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