WIEGO Working Paper Series

The WIEGO Working Paper Series is part of our  Publication Series. Our working papers feature research that makes either an empirical or theoretical contribution to existing knowledge about the informal economy. Particular attention is paid to policy-relevant research. This series includes statistical profiles of informal employment and critical analysis of data collection and classification methods. Methodological issues and innovations, as well as suggestions for future research, are considered. All WIEGO Working Papers are peer reviewed by the WIEGO Research Team and/or external experts.

 The Informal Economy: Definitions, Theories and Policies

Chen, Martha. 2012.
The Informal Economy: Definitions, Theories and Policies
WIEGO Working Paper No. 1

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La economía informal: definiciones, teorías y políticas

Documento de Trabajo de WIEGO No. 1

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 Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges

Vanek, Joann, Martha Chen, Françoise Carré, James Heintz and Ralf Hussmanns. 2014.
Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates and Challenges
WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2
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 Informality in Africa: A Review

Heintz, James and Imraan Valodia. 2008.
Informality in Africa: A Review
WIEGO Working Paper No. 3

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 Informality in South Asia: A Review

Chen, Martha and Donna Doane. 2008.
Informality in South Asia: A Review
WIEGO Working Paper No. 4

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 Street Trade in Africa: A Review

Skinner, Caroline. 2008.
Street Trade in Africa: A Review
WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 5

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 South Africa's Informal Economy: A Statistical Profile

Wills, Gabrielle. 2009.
South Africa’s Informal Economy: A Statistical Profile
WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 6

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 Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patterns

Chen, Martha and G. Raveendran. 2014 (updated from 2011).
Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patterns
WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 7

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 The Informal Economy in Greater Buenos Aires: A Statistical Profile

Esquivel, Valeria. 2010.
The Informal Economy in Greater Buenos Aires: A Statistical Profile
WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 8

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 Informal Sector and Informal Employment

Herrera, Javier, Mathias Kuépié, Christophe J. Nordman,
Xavier Oudin and François Roubaud. 2012.
Informal Sector and Informal Employment: Overview of Data for 11 Cities in 10 Developing Countries
WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 9

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 Social Protection, Citizenship and the Employment Relationship

Lund, Frances. 2009.
Social Protection, Citizenship and the Employment Relationship
WIEGO Working Paper (Social Protection) No. 10

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 Informal Economy Budget Analysis: Brazil, Pakistan, Peru and Philippines

Budlender, Debbie. 2009.
Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil, Pakistan, Peru and Philippines
WIEGO Working Paper No. 11

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Presupuesto y Economía Informal en Brasil, Pakistán y las Filipinas
Documento de Trabajo de WIEGO No. 11

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 Informal Economy Budget Analysis: Philippines and Quezon City

Casanova-Dorotan, Florencia G. 2010.
Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Philippines and Quezon City
WIEGO Working Paper No. 12

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 Informal Economy Budget Analysis: Peru and Metropolitan Lima

Aliaga Linares, Lissette. 2010.
Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Peru and Metropolitan Lima
WIEGO Working Paper No. 13

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 Informal Economy Budget Analysis: Pakistan and Ravi Town, Lahore

Mumtaz, Khawar, Nadia Saleem, Sara Shujat and Junaid Qureshi. 2010.
Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Pakistan and Ravi Town, Lahore

WIEGO Working Paper No. 14

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 Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil

Salej, Ana Paula. 2010.
Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil and Belo Horizonte
WIEGO Working Paper No. 15

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 Reclaiming Reusable and Recyclable Materials in Africa

Samson, Melanie. 2010.
Reclaiming Reusable and Recyclable Materials in Africa - A Critical Review of English Language Literature

WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 16

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La récupération des matériaux réutilisables et recyclables en Afrique - Un examen critique de la documentation anglaise

Document de travail WIEGO (Politiques urbaines) No 16

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 Domestic Workers in Latin America: Statistics for New Policies

Tokman, Victor. 2010.
Domestic Workers in Latin America: Statistics for New Policies
WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 17

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 Gestão de Resíduos Sólidos, Catadores, Participação e Cidadania – Novas Articulações

Dias, Sonia. 2010.
Gestão de Resíduos Sólidos, Catadores, Participação e Cidadania – Novas Articulações? - Português
(Solid Waste Management, Waste Pickers, Participation and Citizenship - New Possibilities?)

WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 18

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 Making Home-Based Work Visible

Sudarshan, Ratna M. and Shalini Sinha. 2011.
Making Home-Based Work Visible: A Review of Evidence from South Asia
WIEGO Working Paper No. 19

 

This paper is currently being revised.


 Occupational Health & Safety & The Poorest

Lund, Frances and Anna Marriott. 2011.
Occupational Health and Safety and the Poorest
WIEGO Working Paper (Social Protection) No. 20

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 Inclusive Urban Planning for the Working Poor

Watson, Vanessa. 2011.
Inclusive Urban Planning for the Working Poor: Planning Education Trends and Potential Shifts
WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 21

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 Eficiencia e Solidariedade nas Associacoes de Catadores de Materials Reciclaveis

Goulart de Oliveira, Fabiana and Francisco de Paula Antunes Lima. 2012.
Eficiencia e Solidariedade nas Associacoes de Catadores de Materials Reciclaveis - Português
(Efficiency and Solidarity Among Waste Picker Organizations)

WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 22

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 Informal Sector Integration and High Performance Recycling

Scheinberg, Anne. 2012.
Informal Sector Integration and High Performance Recycling: Evidence from 20 Cities
WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 23

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 Proceso de integración de los cartoneros de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Schamber, Pablo J. 2012.
Proceso de integración de los cartoneros de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Del reconocimiento a la gestión de Centros Verdes y la recolección selectiva - Español
(Waste Picker Integration Process of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. From Recognition to Green Management Centres and Selective Waste Collection)

WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 24

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 Paisajes-basura: Dinámicas y Externalidades Territoriales del Reciclaje en Montevideo, Uruguay

Fernández, Lucía. 2012.
Paisajes-basura: Dinámicas y Externalidades Territoriales del Reciclaje en Montevideo, Uruguay - Español
(Waste-scapes: Recycling Dynamics and Spacial Externalities in Montevideo, Uruguay)

WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 25

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 Toward a Common Framework for Informal Employment across Developed and Developing Countries

Carré, Françoise and James Heintz. 2009 (update 2013).
Toward a Common Framework for Informal Employment across Developed and Developing Countries
WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 26

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 Literature Review on Linkages Between Formal and Informal Economies in Developing Countries

Meagher, Kate. 2013.
A Literature Review on Linkages Between Formal and Informal Economies in Developing Countries

WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 27

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 Lit Review on Informal Workers in Global Horticulture and Commodities Value Chains

Chan, Man-Kwun. 2013.
Informal Workers in Global Horticulture and Commodities Value Chains: A Review of Literature
WIEGO Working Paper (Global Trade) No. 28

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 Health Financing and Delivery in India

Jain, Kalpana. 2013

Health Financing and Delivery in India: An Overview of Selected Schemes

WIEGO Working Paper (Social Protection) No. 29

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 The Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme: Barriers to Access for Informal Workers

Alfers, Laura. 2013
The Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme: Barriers to Access for Informal Workers

WIEGO Working Paper (Social Protection) No. 30

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 Global Networking of Informal Workers

Chris Bonner and Françoise Carré. 2013
Global Networking: Informal Workers Build Solidarity, Power and Representation through Networks and Alliances

WIEGO Working Paper (Organizing and Representation) No. 31

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 Informal Economy Budget Analysis (Durban, South Africa)

Robbins, Glen and Tasmi Quazi. 2014
Informal Economy Budget Analysis: eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality (Durban, South Africa)

WIEGO Working Paper No. 34

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 Informal Economy Budget Analysis: Accra Metropolis

Adamtey, Nicholas. 2014
Informal Economy Budget Analysis: Accra Metropolis

WIEGO Working Paper No. 33

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 Forging a New Conceptualization of “The Public” in Waste Management

Samson, Melanie. 2015
Forging a New Conceptualization of “The Public” in Waste Management

WIEGO Working Paper No. 32

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 Perceptions of Costs and Benefits of Informal-Formal Linkages: Market and Street Vendors in Accra, Ghana

Anyidoho, Nana Akua and William F. Steel. 2016
Perceptions of Costs and Benefits of Informal-Formal Linkages: Market and Street Vendors in Accra, Ghana

WIEGO Working Paper No. 35

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