Mike Rogan reviews how informal workers are taxed, why there is growing interest in taxing them, and whether they should be included in the tax net.
View Publication

Our Work & Impact Spotlight

About Wiego

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 us

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. 

Learn more

Con un presupuesto equivalente al 12% de su PIB, el Perú implementó el paquete de respuesta a la pandemia del COVID-19 más grande en América Latina. Su objetivo principal era ofrecer apoyo a la población más vulnerable durante la pandemia. Desde el...
Lima's informal market and street vendors are facing risk of infection, lost income, and more hindrance than help from government. Now, narratives that dehumanize and blame them for spreading coronavirus are on the rise. Vendors are meeting these...
Las personas vendedoras ambulantes brindan servicios esenciales en ciudades de todo el mundo, especialmente en África, Asia y América del Sur, donde los residentes recurren a ellas para cubrir sus necesidades básicas. Forman parte de un vasto sistema...