Summary of Key Findings from Cooperation Among Workers in the Informal Economy: A Focus on Home-Based Workers and Waste Pickers

International Labour Organization (ILO), WIEGO
  • Publisher: ILO

A summary of key findings from the report “Cooperation among workers in the informal economy: A focus on home-based workers and waste pickers”. The summary and report are part of the joint ILO and WIEGO initiative, which aims to understand the nature and scope of cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises and organizations formed by workers in the informal economy. It focuses on the current challenges, opportunities, obstacles and practices among cooperatives of waste pickers and home-based workers in order to inform future actions and interventions that support cooperative growth.


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The complete study can be accessed on the ILO website.

Informal Economy Theme
Informal Economy Topic
Occupational group
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