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WIEGO Board Biographies

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Focal Cities

map of focal cities

The WIEGO Focal City approach intensifies activities at the city level, in support of membership-based organizations (MBOs) and their efforts to improve outcomes for urban informal workers.

ILO-WIEGO Statistical Reports

WIEGO has worked closely with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the development of statistics on the informal economy.

In 2018, this collaboration led to the ILO publication of the first-ever global estimates on the size of informal employment.

WIEGO Briefs

WIEGO Briefs are part of our Publication Series.

HomeNet Thailand

HomeNet Thailand was founded in 1999 as an NGO to support home-based workers across Thailand. Today, HomeNet Thailand consists of:

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS)

IEMSThe 10-city Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) evaluates the realities that informal workers face. Qualitative and quantitative research methods together have provided an in-depth understanding of how home-based workers, street vendors, and waste pickers are affected by economic trends, urban policies and practices, value chain dynamics, and other economic and social forces.

Global Trade: Garment Workers

WIEGO seeks to promote a better understanding of how the working poor in the informal economy are inserted into the global economy, and with what consequences; and to identify strategies to promote fair trade for informal producers who want to export their goods and ethical trade for informal wage workers or homeworkers who work in global value chains.

Because the garment sector is one of the most globalized sectors and employs large numbers of women under poor working conditions, garment workers were the first category of the global informal workforce that WIEGO focused on.

Exposure Dialogue Programmes

Exposure Dialogue Programmes (EDPs) allow researchers and practitioners from a wide range of fields to experience firsthand the challenges workers in informal employment face.

Focal Cities Mexico City

Domestic workers at a workshop in Mexico City

See SEEKING a HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT - Short term April 2019

In Mexico, 57 per cent of workers are employed in the informal economy – more than half the country's employed population.

Who We Are

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