This open-access book, edited by Martha Chen and Françoise Carré, brings together leading scholars to investigate recent conceptual shifts, research...
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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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WIEGO has partnered with HomeNet South Asia in a Comic Relief-supported project, to highlight the various tools and strategies being used by organizations in different parts of the globe to communicate during the COVID-19 crisis.

WIEGO Senior Advisor Marty Chen recently participated in an Institute of Development Studies webinar, "The COVID-19 crisis facing informal workers – what can be done?" and said the pandemic provides an opportunity for a major shift in our thinking...


WIEGO, Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA), HomeNet South Asia (HNSA) and HomeNet South East Asia (HNSEA) 
demand that brands extend a one-time Supply-chain Relief Contribution (SRC) to all garment workers in their supply chains during the COVID-19...