Economy

Q&A: Feeding cities: Informal retailers play crucial role in urban food security

Q&A: Feeding cities: Informal retailers play crucial role in urban food security

Wed May 15, 2019

Supermarkets have spread rapidly across the Global South, but what implications does this growth have on informal food retailers and the food security of low-income households?

Alimentar a las ciudades: el comercio informal juega un papel crucial en la seguridad alimentaria de las ciudades

Alimentar a las ciudades: el comercio informal juega un papel crucial en la seguridad alimentaria de las ciudades

Wed May 15, 2019

En el Sur Global, los supermercados han proliferado con rapidez, pero ¿qué implicaciones conlleva esta expansión para los vendedores informales de comida y la seguridad alimentaria de las familias con bajos ingresos?

Nourrir les villes : les commerces informels jouent un rôle crucial dans la sécurité alimentaire en milieu urbain

Nourrir les villes : les commerces informels jouent un rôle crucial dans la sécurité alimentaire en milieu urbain

Wed May 15, 2019
Topics: Economy

Les supermarchés se sont rapidement répandus dans les pays du Sud, mais que sont les répercussions de cette expansion sur les commerces informels d’aliments et la sécurité alimentaire des ménages à faible revenu ?

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

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

Wed Jul 18, 2018

By Mike Rogan

Lacking access to capital hinders home-based workers’ business opportunities

Lacking access to capital hinders home-based workers’ business opportunities

Wed Jan 17, 2018

By Carlin Carr

On a quiet lane, Mayuri Suepwong, a member of HomeNet Thailand, is working away in her colorful, two-story home. Her main room suits her well as a workspace: it’s a wide-open area, leaving plenty of floor area to conduct her home-based garment-making business. Various materials are piled in corners and on empty countertops. Dresses-in-progress hang along the walls. A single, pink fan keeps the room cool – a necessity in the hot and humid Bangkok weather.

¿Nos importa realmente nuestra Tierra? Se descuidan las contribuciones de las recicladoras y los recicladores, y se fomentan enormes lucros empresariales.

¿Nos importa realmente nuestra Tierra? Se descuidan las contribuciones de las recicladoras y los recicladores, y se fomentan enormes lucros empresariales.

Lucia Fernandez Fri Apr 21, 2017
Occupational Groups: Waste Pickers
Topics: Economy

por Lucía Fernández

Who really cares about our Earth? Neglecting waste pickers’ contributions, promoting huge business profits.

Who really cares about our Earth? Neglecting waste pickers’ contributions, promoting huge business profits.

Lucia Fernandez Fri Apr 21, 2017
Occupational Groups: Waste Pickers
Topics: Economy

Things are not easy for those protecting the Earth.

Can informal employment actually reduce poverty?

Can informal employment actually reduce poverty?

Thu Feb 16, 2017

Findings from South Africa suggest that supporting informal employment could help countries reach development goals

by Mike Rogan & Paul Cichello

 

Wither the “Labor” in Labor Day?

Wither the “Labor” in Labor Day?

Françoise Carré Fri Sep 4, 2015

For many of us, the word “informal employment” conjures up images of street vendors, rickshaw drivers, or casual laborers in agriculture—all images linked to the developing world and the hard edges of subsistence in low-income economies. 

Inclusive Growth and the Informal Economy

Inclusive Growth and the Informal Economy

Martha (Marty) Chen Fri Aug 21, 2015
Topics: Economy

There is a growing consensus in the international community that economic growth needs to be inclusive: that it needs to be broad-based and create productive employment opportunities for the majority of the working-age population. But there is less consensus about what should be done about the informal economy.

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