Executive Summary, Informal Economy Monitoring Study: Waste Pickers in Durban, South Africa

Mkhize Sibongile, Godwin Dube, Tasmi Quazi
  • IEMS Type: Executive Summary

IEMS Executive Summary: Waste Pickers in Durban, South Africa

WIEGO partnered with Asiye eTafuleni, a non-profit organization in Durban, which champions inclusive urban planning and design for the informal economy. This executive summary provides an overview of a report that outlines key findings and policy recommendations for the city of Durban.

The Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) is designed to provide credible, grounded evidence of the range of driving forces, both positive and negative, that affect conditions of work in the urban informal economy in 10 cities over time. Specifically, it examines how informal workers are affected by, and respond to, macroeconomic trends, urban policies and practices, value chain dynamics, and other economic and social forces.


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Informal Economy Theme
Informal Economy Topic
Occupational group