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For its flagship GOLD Report, UCLG asked WIEGO for its expertise on the urban informal economy, with a focus on an agenda for action for local authorities, and has released our case-based contributions.
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In this blog, we highlight statistics that make visible the size and significance of the domestic worker sector. Data from 155 countries and territories were used to examine domestic work worldwide and the findings are published in a new Statistical Brief, prepared jointly by WIEGO and the ILO.
The African Union recently adopted a Protocol on Social Protection, which is significant because it means that the African Union now has a single binding instrument that addresses a broad range of social-protection issues.
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A delegation of workers at the recent ILC conference on Decent Work and the Social and Solidarity Economy noted the importance of optimizing lessons from the experiences of cooperatives. Some examples of ways that informal workers use cooperatives can be seen in Argentina, Brazil, India and Nigeria,
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Roopa Madhav
India’s Street Vendor Protection Act was enacted after a long struggle and is widely lauded, yet a close look nearly a decade later shows its implementation is far from exemplary.