• Strategies for Successful Collective Negotiations

    Read our new blog post  (Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Congratulations IDWF!

    IDWF Wins Prestigious Justice and Peace Award

  • Happy New Year from WIEGO

    Letter from WIEGO International Coordinator Marty Chen (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • What’s inhibiting uptake of technology by informal workers?

    Read our 2nd blog post in a series on technology   (Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage)

  • Increasing Visibility of Informal Workers through Photography

    Photo Collaboration Highlights Women at Work (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.

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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