Technology and the Future of Work: Experiences of informal waste workers and street vendors in Dhaka, Lima, and Nairobi

Practical Action, WIEGO

"Through  a  year-long  project  supported  by  the  Rockefeller  Foundation, Practical  Action  and  WIEGO  (Women  in  Informal  Employment:  Globalizing  and  Organizing)  have  explored  the  disruptive impact of technologies on informal workers, examining the technologies themselves and the influence of cities, work, and systems. At the heart of the research are the perspectives and experiences of poor urban workers in waste picking and street vending sectors in cities at different stages of development, providing a platform for their voices and issues to be integrated into global debates. This policy briefing presents evidence of the barriers to and opportunities for realizing Technology Justice for urban informal workers."