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Financing Universal Social Protection: The Relevance and Labour Market Impacts of Social Security Contributions
This paper brings together existing evidence on the impact of social security contributions on labour markets, insights from public finance theory and experiences of countries that have reduced social security contributions in an effort to increase formal employment. It shows that social...
The 2021-2022 Annual Report highlights the main achievements of WIEGO’s work and describes how WIEGO programmes support workers in informal employment. As WIEGO celebrates its 25th anniversary, it shows some global-level highlights along the way to a quarter-century and reflects on the road ahead.
Heeding the United Nations call to share transformative approaches to local action on World Cities Day, Focal Cities Coordinator Jenna Harvey talked to Shalini Sinha and Avi Majithia of WIEGO’s Focal Cities Delhi team about their work to advance a more just and inclusive “people’s plan” in Delhi’s...
In this interview, HomeNet International Coordinator Janhavi Dave tells us of proud moments in the home-based workers’ movement and shares her thoughts on visibility in the sector.
Released in 2020, the book "The Informal Economy Revisited: Examining the Past, Envisioning the Future" has been reviewed by Iswarya Priya Jagannathan of the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. According to Jagannathan, this seminal volume edited by Martha Chen and Francoise Carré on...
For its flagship GOLD Report, UCLG asked WIEGO for its expertise on the urban informal economy, with a focus on an agenda for action for local authorities, and has released our case-based contributions.
Transforming the traditional social contract: Reflections from “Social Contracts and Informal Workers in the Global South”
On July 19, 2022, WIEGO will launch the new volume, Social Contracts and Informal Workers in the Global South, where the editors and contributors seek to answer the question of what a new social contract means, integrating social contract theory with the experiences of organizations of informal...
This brief explores the challenges that waste pickers face with EPR and offers ideas for developing more inclusive EPR systems, based on the participatory work of the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers.
This Working Paper reflects the findings from the longitudinal study of nearly 2,000 informal workers in 11 cities around the world. Surveys and in-depth interviews were conducted with domestic workers, home-based workers, street vendors and market traders, and waste pickers in mid-2020 and then...
Waste pickers at the Mbeubeuss dumpsite have set up their own cooperative in an effort to be integrated into the new waste management model put forward by the government.
Videos / Slideshows / Audio
Millions of women work long hours, in dangerous conditions, for little pay. They are fighting for change, with the help of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Watch this video to learn how.
Workers Education/Organizing Materials
This manual helps street vendors learn more about the regulations that govern public space and how to defend the right to work in public space. It describes successful actions taken by street vendor organizations. And it offers information to help you organize and negotiate with local government.
WIEGO Working Papers
Mike Rogan reviews how informal workers are taxed, why there is growing interest in taxing them, and whether they should be included in the tax net.