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WIEGO Briefs

WIEGO Briefs are part of our Publication Series.

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS)

An in-depth study, led by WIEGO, into the realities that informal waste pickers, street vendors and home-based workers face in 10 cities on 3 continents generated a wealth of knowledge. This was leveraged by informal workers' organizations and led to positive outcomes.

Delhi Diary

Delhi Diary highlights reflections, insights and field notes from the Focal City Delhi (FCD) team in their ongoing work with informal workers. We capture these on a regular basis in order to provide a dynamic picture of the ways in which informal workers in Delhi are consistently struggling, resisting and innovating against great odds.

Markets of Warwick Win Mayoral Award for Excellence

On December 7th 2012, the Markets of Warwick Committee and the informal trading community of WarwickMarkets of Warwick Junction in general—including Asiye eTafuleni—realized victorious closure to the year when the Markets of Warwick project received a Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the tourism category. This is just two and a half years and 3,200 visitors since the project started.AET 2012

Working in Warwick: Including Street Traders in Urban Plans

Working in Warwick: Including street traders in urban plans

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Durban Legal Victory

Introduction: 

John Makwicana, a vendor in Warwick Junction in Durban/eThekwini, South Africa, took the municipality to court, claiming the law that allowed the confiscation of his goods was unconstitutional. He won a legal victory for street traders in South Africa. John died on March 7, 2018, but his legacy will live on. This videos captures a last interview with him. The rest of the story is detailed below.

Story of a Legal Victory

Since 2008, WIEGO has worked closely with Asiye eTafuleni ("a seat at the table" in Zulu) in Durban/eThekwini, South Africa. Founded by two former city employees who had worked together with informal workers in the Warwick Junction precinct of the city, the NGO provides design, legal and other support to street vendors, market traders, barrow operators, waste pickers and garment producers in Warwick Junction.

Special Issue of Environment and Urbanization on Urban Livelihoods

Special Issue of Environment & Urbanization on Urban Livelihoods

Special Issue of Environment and Urbanization on Urban Livelihoods

Informal Economy Budget Analysis

Informal Economy Budget Analysis

Informal Economy Budget AnalysisInformal Economy Budget Analysis (IEBA) examines how government budgets address the needs and interests of different groups of informal workers.

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) Publications

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) Publications

The Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS), a project under Inclusive Cities and led by WIEGO, was conducted in 2012 in 10 cities to explore how informal livelihoods are changing, how informal workers respond, and what institutions help or hinder their lives.

Waste Wise

Waste is Everyone’s Business!

Recyclers at workRecycling is one of the cheapest, fastest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.