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WIEGO: Born in Bellagio, 1997

WIEGO: 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:

HomeNet South Asia

HomeNet South Asia

HomeNet South Asia, home-based workers, South AsiaHomeNet South Asia Group is comprised of HomeNet South Asia and Association of Homebased workers in South Asia. It is a sub-regional network of homebased workers.

Job Posting: Urban Policies Programme Director

Join WIEGO as our Urban Policies Programme Director 

WIEGO is seeking an Urban Policies Programme Director. As an integral member of the WIEGO Programme Team, the Urban Policies Programme Director will work collaboratively with other WIEGO Team Members, including the WIEGO Research Team, as well as partners (especially membership-based organizations of informal workers) and consultants. 

Legal Publications and Resources

Publications

WIEGO Working Papers: Legal Briefs

 Working papers provide further empirical and theoretical information on the informal economy, with an emphasis on the information that will help to inform more effective policy development.

Legal and Policy Tools to Meet Informal Workers Demands: Lessons from India

WIEGO Internal Strategic Review 2017

Participants of the strategic planning retreat in Bellagio

Additional Resources

Publications

Working Papers: provide further empirical and theoretical information on law and the informal economy, with an emphasis on the information that will help to inform more effective policy development.

Legal Briefs: Academics and practitioners analyse the legal context that regulate informal
workers, and analyze legal strategies and precedent-setting cases that may lead to more secure livelihoods.

Labour at Informal Economy (LIE)

Labour at Informal Economy (LIE)

Labour at Informal Economy, street vendors, waste pickers, home-based workers, agricultural workers

Labour at Informal Economy (LIE) is a membership-based organization that represents 2,865 workers who work as street vendors, waste pickers, home-based workers and agricultural workers in Bangladesh.

Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA)

Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) members include street/market vendors, construction workers, wastepickers, and other informal economy workers. As of January 2014 there were 10,500 members  in 150 Associations grouped into chapters.