How to Plan a Street Trader Census


Citation: Roever, Sally. 2011. How to Plan a Street Trader Census. WIEGO Technical Brief (Urban Policies) No. 2. WIEGO.

Street traders represent one of the largest and most visible segments of the informal economy, yet the actual number of street traders working is, for the most part, unknown.

How to Plan a Street Trader Census

Local governments need accurate data on street traders in order to formulate appropriate, effective policies. Street trading organizations require information to support their advocacy efforts. This technical brief presents guidelines for planning and implementing accurate street trader censuses.


This brief is part of the WIEGO Publication Series.

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Informal Economy Theme
Informal Economy Topic
Occupational group
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