Highlights and Impact

This section looks at the greatest achievements over time, as well as the immediate accomplishments, in the struggle to increase the voice, visibility and validity of the informal economy workforce.

Progress to Date

WIEGO today far exceeds the expectations of our founders in 1997. While many of our key features were part of the original plan, the founders did not anticipate that WIEGO would transform into a global action-research-policy network that continues to evolve and influence the global discourse on informality, while supporting improvements in the lives and livelihoods of informal workers around the world. Learn more.

Recent Highlights

WIEGO’s latest e-newsletter contains the news, stories and achievements of WIEGO and our partners, especially the membership-based organizations of informal workers.

Impact Statements

WIEGO asks external parties to assess the impact of our programmes and activities and the value of our work. Read some of their comments here.

Selected Impact Stories

A selection of stories across four occupational sectors illustrate some of the successes that WIEGO, our members and partners have achieved in helping informal workers access their rights and ultimately improve the conditions of their work and lives. Read stories.