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Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) Publications

These findings are based on research conducted in 2012 as part of the Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS), a project under Inclusive Cities and led by WIEGO.

Conducted in 10 cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the study examines how informal livelihoods are changing, how informal workers respond, and what institutions help or hinder their lives.

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS)

WIEGO and its Inclusive Cities partners are engaged in a multi-year, 10-city Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS). The IEMS combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to provide an in-depth understanding of how three groups of urban informal workers – home-based workers, street vendors, and waste pickers – are affected by economic trends, urban policies and practices, value chain dynamics, and other economic and social forces. The study also examines what factors help or constrain urban informal workers to respond to these forces.

WIEGO Working Paper Series

The WIEGO Working Paper Series is part of our  Publication Series. Our working papers feature research that makes either an empirical or theoretical contribution to existing knowledge about the informal economy. Particular attention is paid to policy-relevant research. This series includes statistical profiles of informal employment and critical analysis of data collection and classification methods. Methodological issues and innovations, as well as suggestions for future research, are considered.

Who We Are

WIEGO is a global action-research-policy network that seeks to improve the status of the working poor in the informal economy, especially women. Economic empowerment of these workers is at the heart of WIEGO’s mission. We believe all workers should have equal economic opportunities and rights and be able to determine the conditions of their work and lives.

WIEGO Individual Members

Individual Members of WIEGO are drawn from two of WIEGO’s three constituencies: researchers, statisticians or academics who study the informal economy; and professionals in development agencies who work on issues related to the informal economy. The third constituency is membership-based organizations of informal workers – trade unions
cooperatives, or associations of various kinds – or trade unions that organize informal workers: such organizations are invited to become Institutional Members of WIEGO.

Ghana Health Policy Dialogue

Impact: Marginalized Workers Gain Healthcare Access

This is one in a series of WIEGO Network impact stories. View all impact stories.

The WIEGO Network's Impact

The WIEGO Network, a global action-research-policy network, consists of membership-based organizations (MBOs) of informal workers, researchers and statisticians, and professionals from development agencies (governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental). We seek to increase the voice, visibility, and validity of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy.