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WIEGO

Who We Are

The WIEGO Network consists of individuals and institutions from three broad constituencies:

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.

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS)

IEMSThe 10-city Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) evaluates the realities that informal workers face. Qualitative and quantitative research methods together have provided an in-depth understanding of how home-based workers, street vendors, and waste pickers are affected by economic trends, urban policies and practices, value chain dynamics, and other economic and social forces.

Workers' Lives

Workers' Lives profiles individual workers to explore the informal employment issues. part of the WIEGO Publication Series, these papers illuminate, in different contexts, the living and working environments of informal workers and how they experience first-hand the impact of policies and organizing initiatives.

Federation Nationale des Syndicats (FENASEIN)

Federation Nationale des Syndicats (FENASEIN)

Souley Zeinabou, President of FENASEIN in Niger, speaking at International Labor Conference 2014

WIEGO Manifesto

Support Informal Workers, Reduce Poverty

Employment – or more precisely “decent work” – is crucial to reducing poverty.

1. Most of the world’s poor – especially in developing countries – are working. Most informal workers are poor; most working poor are engaged in the informal economy.

2. The working poor cannot work their way out of poverty because the vast majority earn their living in the informal economy where average earnings are low and costs and risks are high.

WIEGO Niche: Why WIEGO is Unique

WIEGO is distinct from other global research or advocacy organizations. 

WIEGO Board of Directors

Current and Past Board Bios