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Pilar Balbuena, Sonia M. Dias
Alors que la COP25 est lancée, notre couverture détaillée de l’actualité des deux dernières années révèle que l’armée verte de récupératrices et récupérateurs de matériaux vouée au recyclage urbain mérite d’être mieux reconnue pour l’énergie qu’elle consacre à résoudre l’un des problèmes les plus urgents de notre époque.
By
Pilar Balbuena, Sonia M. Dias
As COP25 gets underway, our deep dive into two years of news coverage reveals that the green army of waste pickers leading urban recycling efforts deserves greater recognition for its efforts in solving one of the most pressing problems of our times.
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WIEGO Blog

Although the world is abuzz over robots and automation in debates over the “future of work,” we know the reality is that 61 per cent of the world’s workers are informal. Particularly in developing economies, this massive informal workforce often lacks even the most essential social protections, including healthcare, childcare and social security.

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 programme that statistics are essential in making the invisible visible. 
By
Shalini Sinha
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, takes stock of the current reality. Intervening in the plan through the lens of livelihood could be a game-changer for Delhi’s future. Including the excluded will make the city more liveable for everyone.