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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

Legal Publications and Resources


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

Association of Home-Based Workers, Bulgaria (AHBW)

Association of Home-Based Workers, Bulgaria (AHBW)

The Association of Home-Based Workers was registered in Bulgaria in 2002. In its work in support of Home-Based Workers, AHBW participates in a variety of organizing, advocacy and educational activities. One of AHBW’s main activities is organizing awareness events for home-based workers and others. They also do research and work on improving qualifications of unemployed people and home-based workers.

WIEGO: 15 Years of Achievements

WIEGO: 15 Years of Achievements

In April 1997, a group of 10 activists, scholars, researchers, and development professionals who had long worked on the informal economy met in Bellagio, Italy, where they created a project they called “Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing” – WIEGO, for short.

Special Initiatives

To augment our programmes and projects, WIEGO undertakes a range of special initiatives, most focused on advancing research and expanding dialogue on the informal economy. These are designed and implemented in collaboration with members or partners from WIEGO’s constituent groups: membership-based organizations (MBOs) of informal workers, researchers and statisticians, and practitioners from development agencies (see Who We Are for more). 

Waste Wise

Waste is Everyone’s Business!

Recyclers at workRecycling is one of the cheapest, fastest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.