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WIEGO Briefs

WIEGO Briefs are part of our  Publication Series.

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.

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.

WIEGO enews - August 2012

Covering the period January - June 2012

Boletín Informativo de WIEGO - Agosto 2012
Cubriendo de enero a junio de 2012

WIEGO e-News January-June 2012

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Markets of Warwick Win Mayoral Award for Excellence

On December 7th 2012, the Markets of Warwick Committee and the informal trading community of WarwickMarkets of Warwick Junction in general—including Asiye eTafuleni—realized victorious closure to the year when the Markets of Warwick project received a Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the tourism category. This is just two and a half years and 3,200 visitors since the project started.AET 2012

WIEGO Team Bios

Olga Abizaid, WIEGO Communications OfficerOlga Abizaid
Communications Officer

Informal Hawkers and Vendors Association of Ghana (IHVAG)

The Informal Hawkers and Vendors Association of Ghana (IHVAG) was formed in 2003, and registered in 2005. Currently, there are over 6,000 members, who work in street and market trading; approximately two-thirds of the members are women. StreetNet Ghana has six branches in two cities, and is governed by an executive committee of five women and two men. 

The Informal Hawkers and Vendors Association of Ghana (IHVAG) partners with the GA-East Traders Union and the Ghana Trades Union Congress, and is the Ghana national affiliate of StreetNet International. 

WIEGO Institutional Members

Trade unions, cooperatives, and associations of informal workers that have been active in WIEGO are invited to become Institutional Members. As of July 2014, the following membership-based organizations of informal workers were Institutional Members of WIEGO. 

INTERNATIONAL

International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)

International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF) - profile

StreetNet International - profile

WIEGO Publication Series

This series features selected publications by WIEGO researchers, members/partners produced since 2008. It aims is to contribute to existing knowledge on the informal economy. Working Papers and Briefs, listed below, provide user-friendly documentation for those involved in advocacy, policy and research on the informal economy. The WIEGO Publication Series is coordinated by the WIEGO Research Team. 

HomeNet South Asia

HomeNet South Asia, home-based workers, South AsiaHomeNet South Asia was founded in 2000 following a successful regional dialogue with employers and governments leading to the Kathmandu Declaration. HomeNet South Asia is the sub-regional network of organizations of home-based workers.