Our Work & Impact Spotlight
WIEGO is a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy.
Informal workers need voice, visibility and validity. WIEGO creates change by building capacity among informal worker organizations, expanding the knowledge base, and influencing local, national and international policies.
About the Informal economy
The informal economy includes workers who do not have employment-based social protection and enterprises which are not incorporated or registered.
Global estimates on the size of informal employment (ILO 2018) show 61% of all workers worldwide are informally employed.
In 2019, informal workers made some noise — in their home cities and at the highest global change-making bodies. They took to the streets, met with local officials and stood in front on the International Labour Organization in Geneva demanding to be...
Pushpa Rathod’s work days are unpredictable. On any given day, she may be talking to adolescents about their health, counseling women working in the informal economy on how to access daycare or advising community members on insurance, pensions or...