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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...
WIEGO's Director of Social Protection, Laura Alfers, and Deputy Director Rachel Moussié wrote this assessment of the ILO's World Social Protection Report from an informal worker perspective.
In this article, Laura Alfers discusses how the extension of social security to informal workers is possible.
In this article in Agenda, WIEGO's Michael Rogan and Laura Alfers examine sources of gender inequality within the South African informal economy through an analysis of a recent labour force survey and by drawing on a multi-dimensional approach to understanding risks to income security.
This OpEd looks at the millions of waste pickers worldwide whose work gathering material is helping keep the oceans healthier.
Early Childhood Matters aims to elevate key issues, spread awareness of promising solutions to support holistic child development and explore the elements needed to take those solutions to scale. The focus is on the voices of leadership standing up for young children and families; highlight examples...
Value of Formalization for Women Entrepreneurs in Developing Contexts: A Review and Research AgendaInternational Journal of Management Reviews
Abstract: Formalization is constantly being proposed as being of great benefit to business expansion and success. This claim, however, has not been previously tested through a review of the empirical evidence, especially in relation to the large number of women in the developing world that operate...
Amplifying voice, visibility and validity. Waste pickers in Jo’burg citySouth African Labour Bulletin
The November/December 2017 edition of the South African Labour Bulletin features the article, "Amplifying voice, visibility and validity. Waste pickers in Jo’burg city” by Vanessa Pillay. This article describes the working conditions of waste pickers in Johannesburg, the threat of privatization of...
This article (in German) is from the journal of the Hans Boeckler Foundation "Mitbestimmung" (co-determination). Karin Pape, representing WIEGO and IDWF, is quoted as saying that trade unions should think out of the box and should engage in building new alliances. She refers to the example of a...
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.