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

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Government decrees to don a mask and “be economical” are not much help for the large number of working poor people in Uganda who have lost their incomes and depleted any savings since the COVID-19 crisis began. A growing movement of home-based worker...
Las personas trabajadoras en domicilio están entre las más invisibilizadas y descuidadas del mundo, y están demasiado familiarizadas con la inestabilidad salarial y el aislamiento. Sin embargo, han comenzado a organizarse cada vez más. Esta crisis...
Home-based workers are among the world’s most invisible and overlooked workers, and they are all too familiar with insecure earnings and isolation. Increasingly, however, they have been organizing. The COVID-19 crisis has underlined just how valuable...