• A Coop Based on Dignity of Work

    How former factory workers realized a new future  (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty images reportage)

  • A New Manual for Street Vendors in South Africa

    Strategies for understanding and protecting vendors' rights.

  • How India Developed a Landmark Policy for Street Vendors

    Read our policy brief.         (Photo: Paula Bronstein / Getty images reportage)

  • Human Rights in Mexico

    WIEGO's Tania Espinosa is appointed to Mexico City Human Rights Commission.

  • Technology and the Future of Informal Work

    Read about our exploratory research project.    (Paula Bronstein/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