- Subtitle: WIEGO Working Paper No. 13
This paper analyzes the national, regional and local budgeting allocations for programmes and services targeting (directly or indirectly) informal workers in Peru and in Metropolitan Lima for 2009.
By discussing budget content, informal employment trends, and the reach of existing policies, it reveals the visibility/invisibility of informal workers in the contemporary public policy agenda. Three types of informal workers – street/stall vendors, domestic workers and waste pickers — are highlighted due to their significant presence in informal employment, the gender distribution and recent organizing activity.
In addition to examining publicly available budgets and interviewing officials, research involved interviewing community leaders and support organizations to complement the analysis of issues.
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