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A Common Vision for WIEGO’s Work with Waste Pickers

At the global and local level, and across all regions, WIEGO’s work with waste pickers pursues a common vision:

StreetNet International Press Releases

StreetNet International

StreetNet International
Media Release:
International Workers’ Day, 1st May 2012

The WIEGO Network Overarching Concerns

WHAT is WIEGO Concerned About?

Informal Employment & Povertyselling woven bowls

#1  Employment – or, more precisely, “decent work” – is a key pathway to poverty reduction. Yet most discussions on poverty reduction overlook the important role of employment.

StreetNet Campaigns Blog Launched

Street Net Campaigns Blog Launched

July, 2011 - StreetNet International has launched a Campaigns blog to disseminate news and events related to its three major campaigns: the New Manifesto Campaign, the World Class Cities for All Campaign in Brazil, and its several Litigation Campaigns.

The Informal Economy in Ghana: A Comparative Perspective

Conference co-hosted by Ghana Statistical Service & WIEGO, October 2005 in Accra, Ghana

The term “informal sector” was coined in Ghana in 1971 by a British anthropologist who was studying the economic activities of low-income communities in Accra. The informal economy, as it is now called and defined, is comprised of self-employment in small unregistered enterprises and wage employment in unregulated and unprotected jobs. In developing countries, informal employment comprises one half to three quarters of non-agricultural employment.

WIEGO Worldwide

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Statistics Advisory Committee

Joann Vanek
Statistics Programme Director (USA)

Grace Bediako
Ghana Statistical Service (Ghana)

Debbie Budlender
Community Agency for Social Enquiry (South Africa)

Françoise Carré
Center for Social Policy
University of Massachusetts-Boston (USA)

Jacques Charmes
Institute de Researche pour le Developpement (France)

Martha Chen

Margarita Guerrero
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Thailand)