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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

 

WIEGO Board

See all biographies of current and past Board of Directors

The WIEGO Board of Directors is comprised of:

Focal Cities Mexico City

Domestic workers at a workshop in Mexico City

Social Protection for Informal Workers

Social Protection for Informal Workers

Social protection

Informal is normal. Informal employment accounts for the majority (61%) of employment worldwide (as high as 89 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa and 88 per cent in southern Asia).