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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Transport Workers
By Krishnan, Vidya.

A National Advisory Council (NAC) working group has recommended a social healthcare enterprise model for the delivery of universal health coverage (UHC) in India.

Ghana GPRTU Wants DVLA Office in Yendi Ghana Business News . (7 May 2013)

The members of the Yendi Branch of Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU)of TUC (Trades Union Congress) have appealed for the establishment of a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) office in Yendi.

India Reema Nanavaty of Sewa Receives Padma Shri Daily Bhaskar . (21 April 2013)

Reema Nanavaty of Self Employed Women’s Association (Sewa) received the Padma Shri award from the president of India Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday evening.

Ghana 3rd Informal Economy Conference Held In Accra Government of Ghana Portal . (18 April 2013)

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has begun paying closer attention to the organisation of informal economy workers into their ranks to ensure their protection, provide them with voice and representation and to mobilize them to be part of the trades union movement.


Note: This story originally appeared on the Government of Ghana website but is no longer available.

India Indian Trade Unions are Getting Bigger, Coinciding with Slowdown Business Standard . (6 April 2013)
By Menon, Sreelatha.

Early data emerging from the ongoing survey of trade unions in India have revealed they are growing by leaps and bounds from what they were five years ago, contrary to popular belief they are losing their sheen and diminishing by size with the rapid contractualisation of labour.

India SEWA Bharat Celebrates World Health Week with MCD ITV News India . (4 April 2013)
By Banerjee, Aryani.

It is said health is wealth, and who knows it better than Sewa Bharat NGO who recently fought malaria and dengue in Ashok Nagar slum area.

India Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for SEWA Founder Ela Bhatt The Indian Express . (19 February 2013)

Founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association of India (SEWA) Ela R Bhatt has been conferred with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2011.


See the text of the speeches by Congress President Sonia Ghandi and by Ela Bhatt here.

India SEWA Founder Ela Bhatt Wins Peace Prize Daily Bhaskar . (19 February 2013)

Noted social activist Ela Bhatt’s simplicity, work ethic and commitment to women’s emancipation and empowerment won accolades from prime minister (PM) Manmohan Singh on Monday.


See the text of the speeches by Congress President Sonia Ghandi and by Ela Bhatt here.

South África Reflections: Durban’s Informal Economy Municipal Institute of Learning . (18 February 2013)



Over 60 senior officials from eThekwini Municipality attended MILE’s 11th Management Seminar hosted in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) at the Durban City Hall on 14 February 2013.


WIEGO and SEWA members were among the participants.

India Sewa’s Reema Nanavaty Gets Padma Shri Daily News and Analysis . (26 January 2013)

Reema Nanavaty of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (Sewa) and veteran Gujarati journalist and writer Devendra Patel are among the 108 people chosen for this year’s Padma awards.