• Technology and the Future of Informal Work

    Read about our exploratory research project.    (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • The Panama Papers: Informality at Tip of Economic Pyramid

    A new blog post by Marty Chen      (Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage)

  • WIEGO Celebrates International Workers’ Day with New Video

    Watch “Organizing for Change: Workers in the Informal Economy” (English, French, Spanish).

  • Safety and Health at Work

    Read our workers’ health profiles.       (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • The "Guardian" features stunning images of informal workers.

    Check out the gallery from our collaborative project.  (Jonathan Torgovnik / Getty Images Reportage)


WIEGO is a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy.

Informal workers need voice, visibility and validity. WIEGO creates change by building capacity among informal worker organizations, expanding the knowledge base, and influencing local, national and international policies.

Meet WIEGO's Team

About the Informal Economy

The informal economy includes workers who do not have employment-based social protection and enterprises which are not incorporated or registered.

Visit WIEGO’s Knowledge Base on the Informal Economy