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New Forms of Social Insurance: The Case Study of the TUC–UNIWA Informal Sector Pension Scheme in Ghana
The TUC–UNIWA Informal Sector Pension Scheme was established in Ghana in 2017 by the Union of Informal Workers Associations (UNIWA) as a registered as a voluntary group pension scheme with the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA). Despite its flexible contribution regime, the scheme has...
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.
The Struggle for the Soul of Bhadra Chowk – A Heritage Plaza or Heritage Market? A Case Study from Ahmedabad, India
This case study documents the history of the struggle by street vendors, with SEWA’s support, to retain their right to vend – and their natural market – in Bhadra Chowk, Ahmedabad, India.
Master plans across the Global South tend to reflect Eurocentric, modernist city visions that are disconnected from the lived reality of most people, who live and work informally. In Delhi, previous master plans have been used to legally justify the displacement of poor communities from their homes...
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 organizing brief draws out the lessons of HBWs organizing in five countries; Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. It highlights different levels of power relationships that impact on HBWs' autonomy to organize in order to improve their lives and their livelihoods.
SEWA Sangini Cooperative: Providing Child Care for Women Informal Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic in India
The SEWA Sangini Cooperative provides child-care services for SEWA members – all women workers in informal employment – through 11 centres across Ahmedabad, India. This case study documents how the cooperative responded to COVID-19 through community outreach and adapted child-care services to...
In Togo, workers in the informal economy (90.7% of the total workforce) are excluded from the state’s social protection provisions. In an effort to fill the gap, NGOs, associations, workers' unions and religious congregations have initiated community or trade union health mutuals. Twenty-nine...
In line with international labour standards, what should be a universal definition of the social and solidarity economy, taking into account its values, principles, and organizational forms? What are the key challenges and opportunities for the social and solidarity economy to advance decent work...
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.