• Landmark Legal Victory for Waste Pickers in Mexico City

    New recommendation establishes right to decent work is being violated.

  • Informal Economy Workers Meet Political Parties in Ghana

    WIEGO supports informal workers in talks (Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images Reportage)

  • New Blog Post: Home-Based Workers in Ahmedabad, India

    Workers form a union to improve their lives(Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage)

  • WIEGO Oxfam Southern Africa Consultation

    WIEGO co-hosts women's organization consultation (Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images Reportage)

  • UN HLP Goes to SEWA to Learn from Informal Workers

    Two-day event featured field visits and dialogue with workers.


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