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Health Policy Dialogue, Thailand, 2012

A number of countries have introduced significant national policy reforms to extend health coverage, with one specific objective being to include informal workers. Ghana, India and Thailand are the best known. In January 2012, WIEGO and HomeNet Thailand co-hosted a Health Policy Dialogue in Bangkok, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

The dialogue focused on whether and how informal workers have been included. Questions addressed were:

Policy Dialogues

What is a Policy Dialogue?

A Policy Dialogue involves people from different interest groups sitting around one table to focus on an issue in which they have a mutual – but not necessarily common – interest. It assumes that people in different positions will have different perspectives on the same problem. For example:

Workshop: Occupational Health of Informal Women Workers

SEWA (the Self-Employed Women’s Association) hosted a national workshop on “Occupational Health of Women Workers inEmbroidery worker in India uses new technology the Informal Economy” in New Delhi on April 4-5, 2013.

Cornell University-SEWA-WIEGO Conference on Membership-Based Organizations of the Poor

This conference, held in Ahmedabad, India in January 2005, was predicated on the hypothesis that membership-based organizations of the poor (MBOPs) – organizations whose governance structures respond to the needs and aspirations of the poor because they are accountable to their members – are central to achieving equitable growth and poverty reduction.

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

WIEGO at UN-Habitat's 24th Session of the Governing Council

Sonia Dias presents at UNACLA 2013Sonia Dias, WIEGO's Waste Picker Sector Specialist, was invited to speak at UN-Habitat's 24th session of the Governing Council in April, 2013.

The Global Economic Crisis & the Urban Informal Economy

WIEGO and our partners in the Inclusive Cities Project conducted a rapid assessment of the impact of the crisis on the informal economy. During May, June and July 2009, individual and focus group interviews were conducted with home-based workers, street traders and waste pickers in 10 developing cities. 

International Co-operative Expo 2012

International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Expo 2012

WIEGO and four cooperatives with which we work participated in the 2012 Expo presented by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) in Manchester, England. 

The WIEGO Network - Defining Features

WIEGO focuses on the concrete reality of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy. We seek to integrate an informed understanding of this concrete reality into mainstream development thinking, policies and institutions.

- We draw on the distinct expertise of, and build effective alliances between, our three constituencies: