- Title: Law and the Informal Economy Newsletter March 2017
- Resource Title: Law and the Informal Economy Newsletter March 2017
Law is essential to improving livelihoods and lives. Legal frameworks, however, are designed for the formal economy. Too often, laws fail to protect and support informal workers. Instead, legislation—and the way it is enforced—criminalizes informal workers’ livelihood activities.
Like all workers, informal workers need a regulatory framework that protects their rights and promotes a climate of stability and security.
In 2016, WIEGO launched its Programme on Law and the Informal Economy to address these challenges. This is the first newsletter of WIEGO's Law Programme.