Statistics

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WIEGO has a core programme dedicated to improving measurement of informal employment at the country-level and city-level. Not every country has data represented on this database; only the cities listed below have data.

From a policy perspective, it is important to distinguish which component of informal employment is larger: self-employment or wage employment; employment within the informal sector (i.e. in unincorporated, unregistered or small enterprises) or employment outside the informal sector (i.e. employment without social protection in households or formal firms) – for women and men. It is important to have data on specific groups of informal workers such as domestic workers, street vendors, home-based workers and waste pickers, who are often hidden in official statistics.

To explore Statistics for key indicators of informal employment, start by selecting the country/region.

City Data Available

Currently, city data are available here for: Cotonou (Benin); Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso); Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire); Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune (India); Antananarivo (Madagascar); Bamako (Mali); Mexico City (Mexico); Niamey (Niger); Lima (Peru); Dakar (Senegal); Lome (Togo); Kampala (Uganda); Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam); and an aggregate of six cities in China.

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