South Africa

Technology at the bottom of the economic pyramid: What’s inhibiting uptake by informal workers?

January 5, 2017

By Kendra Hughes

In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis on the potential for technology to...

Topics: Livelihoods

A Union for All: Dar es Salaam’s Mchikichini market vendors join hands with formal workers in model solidarity

November 4, 2016

By Carlin Carr

WIEGO’s newly appointed Organizing and Representation Director Jane Barrett recently returned...

Topics: Organizing

Five Case Studies that Illustrate Steps Toward an Inclusive City

October 28, 2016

By Carlin Carr

Creating “inclusive cities” is a hot topic right now. Habitat III has just wound up in Quito,...

Topics: Cities

Domestic workers in Johannesburg: Hidden, vulnerable and essential

September 8, 2016

By Leslie Vryenhoek

Domestic workers represent a vast, hidden and essential workforce whose efforts inside...

Child care for women informal workers proves essential to earning power

August 31, 2016

By Rachel Moussie

Women’s economic empowerment is a central feature of development debates today. A key focus...

"Be Safe With Us": How Durban Market Traders Collaborated with Officials to Improve Workplace Safety

July 13, 2016

By Carlin Carr

Durban’s busy downtown market, Warwick...

Cinco trabajadoras en empleo informal comparten sus dificultades para acceder a los servicios de salud

April 27, 2016

Las personas pobres enfrentan grandes desafíos para acceder a los servicios de salud. Sin embargo, las trabajadoras...

Five Women Informal Workers Share Their Challenges in Accessing Health Services

April 27, 2016

The poor face many challenges in accessing health services. However, argues Laura Alfers, WIEGO’s Deputy Director of...

Informal Employment and the Global Financial Crisis in a Middle-Income Country

April 5, 2016

by Mike Rogan

What happens to informal employment during an economic crisis? The conventional wisdom is that...

Topics: Livelihoods

Un nuevo estudio de investigación da voz a los recicladores y las recicladoras

Sonia Dias, February 29, 2016

A menudo se ignora el hecho de que los recicladores y las recicladoras son capaces de expresar sus preocupaciones,...

Topics: Livelihoods
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