A growing movement is helping improve lives and livelihoods for the world's informal workers, Sally Roever explains in this Open Democracy OpEd.
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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.

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About 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. 

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WIEGO's Statistics Programme is launching a new set of Statistical Briefs that provide key indicators of informal employment and key categories of informal workers at the geographic levels of metros, urban and national. It is a guiding belief of the...
Sally Roever, WIEGO's International Coordinator, discusses how governments can work with informal workers to make the world of work a safer place.
India’s capital city is preparing its roadmap for the future – a new master planning document that sets out the vision for Delhi for two decades, until 2041. The major planning exercise not only maps what the city will look like but also, in theory,...