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Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP)

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WIEGO's Work in Bangkok

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Rethinking Formalization

The WIEGO Perspective

Formalization of the informal economy can take different forms: registration, taxation, organization and representation, legal frameworks, social protection, business incentives/support, and more. And formalization means different things to different categories of the informal workforce.

What is required is an approach to formalization of the informal economy that is comprehensive in design but context-specific in practice.

StreetNet International

StreetNet International

Delhi Diary

Delhi Diary highlights reflections, insights and field notes from the Focal City Delhi (FCD) team in their ongoing work with informal workers. We capture these on a regular basis in order to provide a dynamic picture of the ways in which informal workers in Delhi are consistently struggling, resisting and innovating against great odds.

Newsletter on Law & the Informal Economy, March 2019

Newsletter on Law & the Informal Economy

March 2019

WIEGO's Work with Cooperatives

Cooperatives are an important form of democratic organization and solidarity for informal workers, who come together to gain access to services and markets and to engage in collective negotiations.

WIEGO works with, supports and conducts research on cooperatives in many regions. Here is a sample of that work.

Informal Economy Budget Analysis

Informal Economy Budget Analysis

Informal Economy Budget AnalysisInformal Economy Budget Analysis (IEBA) examines how government budgets address the needs and interests of different groups of informal workers.

Promoting R204 in Malawi

WIEGO’s Law Programme and its Organization and Representation Programme partnered with the Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS) to promote the implementation of R204 in Malawi, beginning in 2016.