Waste pickers in Medellín, Popayán, and Montería receive their first payment as recycling public service providers

Federico Parra, November 23, 2017

Technical team and leaders of ARRECICLAR in Medellín. Photo: Arreciclar


Members of four...

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Recicladores y recicladoras de Medellín y Popayán y Montería reciben primer pago por servicios públicos de reciclaje

Federico Parra, October 9, 2017

Equipo técnico y líderes de ARRECICLAR en Medellín. Foto: Arreciclar

Las organizaciones de recicladores y...

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Bangkok's Informal Workers Essential to Formal and Informal Functioning of City, Study Says

October 3, 2017
A Q&A on a recently released scan of four occupational sectors

We spoke with the authors of a recently released...

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The New “Gig Economy” Meets the Old Over Need for a Better Deal for Workers

Martha (Marty) Chen, August 7, 2017

A growing number of workers in developed countries are working without the traditional employer-employee...

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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...

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‘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...

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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...

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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...

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‘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...

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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...

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