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Focal Cities Accra

Market vendors in Accra, Ghana
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Johannesburg’s New Waste Programme Threatens Reclaimers’ Work

Johannesburg’s New Waste Programme Threatens Reclaimers’ Work

Statistics: Past Activities

Statistics

WIEGO has had and continues to play an important role in the development of statistics on all aspects of the informal economy.

The WIEGO Network's Impact

The WIEGO Network, a global action-research-policy network, consists of membership-based organizations (MBOs) of informal workers, researchers and statisticians, and professionals from development agencies (governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental). We seek to increase the voice, visibility, and validity of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy.

Informal Hawkers and Vendors Association of Ghana (IHVAG)

Informal Hawkers and Vendors Association of Ghana (IHVAG)

The Informal Hawkers and Vendors Association of Ghana (IHVAG) was formed in 2003, and registered in 2005. It was formerly called StreetNet Ghana. Currently, there are over 6,000 members, who work in street and market trading; approximately two-thirds of the members are women. The organization has six branches in two cities, and is governed by an executive committee of five women and two men.

Global Trade Project: Analysis of Purchasing Practices in the Garment Industry

Analysis of Purchasing Practices in the Garment Industry

A project intitiated by WIEGO highlighted issues endemic to the garment industry that drive poor working conditions at the lowest end of the value chain.garment worker

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: