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January 2019    English  |   en Español  |  en Français

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Law and the Informal Economy: Past Activities

Law Programme: Past Activities

Street Vendors, Thailand
Paula Bronstein, Getty images / Reportage

Law Programme Engagement in Global Agenda Setting Processes

Law Programme Engagement in Global Agenda Setting Processes

WIEGO's Law Programme aims to challenge mainstream assumptions about law and informal workers -- namely that informal workers operate outside the law, or that their work is criminal -- at multiple levels. One important way we do this is by engaging in global agenda-setting processes.

Core Programmes

Core Programmes

For each of its programme areas, WIEGO commissions issues papers to identify programme, research and policy priorities. It then convenes workshops of grassroots, research and policy actors. Collaborating institutions and individuals undertake component activities.

WIEGO Publication Series

To contribute to existing knowledge on the informal economy, the WIEGO Publication Series features publications by WIEGO researchers, members and partners. The series has four broad categories of publications to satisfy different readers’ needs.

What We Do

Informal head load porter (or kayayei) Mamuna Mohammed carries bananas through Agbogbloshie Market in Accra, GhanaPhoto by Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images Reportage

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) Publications

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) Publications

The Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS), a project under Inclusive Cities and led by WIEGO, was conducted in 2012 in 10 cities to explore how informal livelihoods are changing, how informal workers respond, and what institutions help or hinder their lives.

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.