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Core Programmes

Core Programmes

WIEGO's Core Programmes  For each of its programme areas, WIEGO commissions issues papers to identify programme, research and policy priorities. It then convenes workshops of grassroots, research and policy actors. Collaborating institutions and individuals undertake component activities.

About WIEGO

Ahmedabad, India: Rookmani Ram Naryan (left) and her daughter, Kavita Harshiresh Yemul, spend many hours each day on the floor of their small home hand rolling Indian-style cigarettes called bidi.Photo by: Paula Br

Organization & Representation: Past Activities

Organization & Representation: Past Activities

Organization and representation of informal workers

WIEGO Team Bios

Olga Abizaid, WIEGO Communications OfficerOlga Abizaid
Spanish Writer/Editor

Who We Are

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

Working in Warwick: Including Street Traders in Urban Plans

Working in Warwick: Including street traders in urban plans

Working in Warwick Book Cover

The Child Care Initiative

Home-based worker with child
photo: Paula Bronstein, Getty Images/Reportage

WIEGO Individual Members

Individual Members of WIEGO are drawn from two of WIEGO’s three constituencies: researchers, statisticians or academics who study the informal economy; and professionals in development agencies who work on issues related to the informal economy. The third constituency is membership-based organizations of informal workers – trade unions
cooperatives, or associations of various kinds – or trade unions that organize informal workers: such organizations are invited to become Institutional Members of WIEGO.

WIEGO Turns 15: Born in Bellagio, 1997

WIEGO Turns 15: Born in Bellagio, 1997

Ten founders of WIEGO in Bellagio

In mid-April 1997, 10 specialists on the informal economy – a mix of practitioners, scholars, statisticians, and policymakers – met to plan a collaborative project in support of women workers and entrepreneurs in the informal economy.

The group consisted of: