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Theme: Informal Economy
India HC tells Delhi government to fast-track formation of vending panels. The Times of India . (21 September 2017)

The Delhi high court has asked the AAP government to fast-track setting up vending committees, saying that the rights of street vendors is being "grossly affected."

Zambia K4m mobilized for street vendors. ZNBC . (21 September 2017)

Government has mobilised 4-Million Kwacha for the roll out of the empowerment scheme for more than two thousand youth street vendors in eight provinces in the country.

The need to fix minimum wages for domestic workers was stressed at a meeting on their rights that was held here on Wednesday.

United States of America Disruption's double standard: tech firms get rich but street vendors get fined. The Guardian . (19 September 2017)

In a region where companies like Uber and Airbnb have cashed in on unauthorized cabs and boarding houses, vendors trying to make a living selling food without a license face police crackdowns.

South Africa Street vendors face eviction. Herald Live SA . (19 September 2017)
By Capa, Siyamtanda.

Small traders on busy routes say council order to get permits or go threatens their livelihoods.

Ghana Hawkers Win Fight Against AMA. All Africa . (18 September 2017)

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly's effort to rid the streets of Accra of hawkers has hit rock bottom again.

Philippines United Arab Emirates UAE, Philippines sign memorandum on recruiting domestic workers. Gulf News . (17 September 2017)

The UAE and Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.

India First-ever survey of street vendors to begin on Sunday. The Hindu . (15 September 2017)
By Bharadwaj, K.V. Aditya.

Street vendors in the city have won a long battle for official recognition. The first-ever survey of street vendors, which will eventually give them an official ID card, will start on Sunday.

Singapore NTUC launches fund to provide aid to domestic workers. Channel News Asia . (15 September 2017)

The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) on Friday (September 15) launched a new welfare fund to provide aid to domestic workers.

Nepal KMC removes street vendors. Kathmandu Post . (14 September 2017)

In the last fiscal year, the metropolis has detained around 1,500 people for selling goods on footpaths and overhead bridges.