Worker’s Story: Sizakele Ncube’s new sewing machine brings both improved income and new worries

February 3, 2017

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been exploring technologies used by informal workers to improve their...

Topics: Livelihoods

‘No necesitas Facebook para saber cómo recolectar residuos’

Sally Roever, January 27, 2017
Tecnología e innovación en la base de la pirámide económica


Nisha tiene 19 años y pasa sus días...

Topics: Livelihoods

Tecnología en la base de la pirámide económica: ¿Qué impide que llegue a los trabajadores y trabajadoras en empleo informal?

January 27, 2017

Por Kendra Hughes

En los últimos años, ha habido un creciente énfasis en el potencial de la tecnología para...

Topics: Livelihoods

Technology at the bottom of the economic pyramid: What’s inhibiting uptake by informal workers?

January 5, 2017

By Kendra Hughes

In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis on the potential for technology to...

Topics: Livelihoods

‘You don’t need Facebook to tell you how to pick waste’

Sally Roever, December 21, 2016
Technology and innovation at the base of the economic pyramid


Nisha is nineteen years old and spends...

Topics: Livelihoods

Achieving decent employment for all requires improving workers’ homes and livelihoods

August 29, 2016

By Mike Rogan & Victoria Okoye

WIEGO and Slum Dwellers International (SDI) are co-chairs of the...

Topics: Livelihoods

Los papeles de Panamá: Informalidad en la punta de la pirámide económica

Martha (Marty) Chen, May 27, 2016

A menudo, la informalidad es definida como la falta de pago de los impuestos pertinentes. Bajo esta premisa, es...

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Bega kwa Bega: Shoulder to Shoulder, Achieving Their Goals

May 10, 2016

By Leslie Vryenhoek

In a Nairobi slum, the women of Bega kwa Bega are checking linens—table runners,...

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The Panama Papers: Informality at the Tip of the Economic Pyramid

Martha (Marty) Chen, April 29, 2016

Informality is often defined as the failure to pay taxes due. And informality so defined is seen as a key challenge...

Topics: Livelihoods

Informal Employment and the Global Financial Crisis in a Middle-Income Country

April 5, 2016

by Mike Rogan

What happens to informal employment during an economic crisis? The conventional wisdom is that...

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