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Law and the Informal Economy: Past Activities

Law Programme: Past Activities

Street Vendors, Thailand
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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.

Administrative Justice Project

All over the world, people who rely on access to public space and public resources face a litany of challenges to earn their livelihoods. The challenges largely result from decisions made by local government authorities who control public space and access to waste and land. These decisions, known as administrative decisions, have far-reaching impacts on the workers’ ability to earn a livelihood and on their income levels. Local government officials typically derive their powers to take actions and decisions from regulations or by-laws.

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.

"Making C189 Real": The Domestic Workers Project

"Making C189 Real": The Domestic Workers Project

C189In 2011, the ILO adopted the Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189) and its accompanying Recommendation (No.

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.

Mexico City Recognizes the Rights of Informal Waste Pickers

Mexico City Recognizes the Rights of Informal Waste Pickers

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Waste Pickers in Mexico

WIEGO Briefs

WIEGO Briefs are part of our Publication Series.

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.