Inclusive Cities for the Urban Working Poor - Lessons from Africa

February 24, 2016

Westminster, London

Hosted by the Africa Research Institute (ARI), this event showcased WIEGO's research and analysis with a particular focus on Africa.

Marty Chen, WIEGO’s International Coordinator, presented on the size and scope of the informal economy and on policy implications for city and national governments in Africa. The discussion drew on the findings of WIEGO's body of research including the Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS).

Dr Kate Meagher, WIEGO member and Associate Professor in Development Studies at the London School of Economics spoke to the differences in the nature of informal economies in East, West and Southern Africa, and gave her reflections on the need for variations in policy approaches.

 

For more information...

Learn more about street vendors in Africa through our Informal Economy Monitoring Study city reports:

City Report - Informal Economy Monitoring Study: Street Vendors in Accra, Ghana

City Report - Informal Economy Monitoring Study: Street Vendors in Nakuru, Kenya

City Report - Informal Economy Monitoring Study: Street Vendors in Durban, South Africa

 

Learn more about waste pickers in Africa through our Informal Economy Monitoring Study city reports:

City Report - Informal Economy Monitoring Study: Waste Pickers in Nakuru, Kenya

City Report: Informal Economy Monitoring Study: Waste Pickers in Durban, South Africa

 

Executive summaries of the above city reports can also be found through our IEMS publications page.

 

Also read the 9 April 2014 press release launching our IEMS findings.