Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Home-Based Workers
IEMS Type:
Full Sector Report
Chen, Martha Alter.
April, 2014
Publication Type:
Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS)

IEMS Sector Report -  Home-based WorkersThis report synthesizes qualitative and quantitative data from the first (2012) round of IEMS fieldwork in the home-based work sector in three cities:

  • Ahmedabad, India
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Lahore, Pakistan

See also: Executive Summary of this report.

The Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) is designed to provide credible, grounded evidence of the range of driving forces, both positive and negative, that affect conditions of work in the urban informal economy in 10 cities over time. Specifically, it examines how informal workers are affected by, and respond to, macroeconomic trends, urban policies and practices, value chain dynamics, and other economic and social forces.


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