Focal Cities

Focus Group in Ghana

In recent years, WIEGO has taken a focused approach to its work in two cities: Accra, Ghana and Lima, Peru. Working closely with local partners, WIEGO implemented a range of programmes and projects in each location. The approach has led to improvements in informal workers’ lives.

Carmen Roca, WIEGO’s Latin American Regional Adviser, lives in Lima and has overseen WIEGO’s diverse work there for years. She says, “The Focal Cities approach is the happy coincidence of having several WIEGO projects, WIEGO personnel, and different, important themes all present in one city.”

In both Accra and Lima, for example, WIEGO’s projects in Law and Informality and in Occupational Health and Safety have been implemented. As well, both cities engaged in the Informal Economy Monitoring Study.

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