This series features selected publications by WIEGO researchers or by WIEGO members or partners produced since 2008. The aim of the series is to contribute to existing knowledge on the informal economy and to provide user-friendly documentation for those involved in advocacy, policy and research on the informal economy. The series includes Working Papers and Briefs, as described below. The WIEGO Publication Series is coordinated by the WIEGO Research Team.
The League for the Rights of Congolese Women (Ligue pour le Droit de la Femme Congolaise, LDFC) was founded in 1999. LDFC’s mission is to foster the promotion, protection and defense of the rights of women and girls, and their goals include the following:
In mid-April 1997, 10 specialists on the informal economy – a mix of practitioners, scholars, statisticians, and policymakers – met to plan a collaborative project in support of women workers and entrepreneurs in the informal economy.
WIEGO has undertaken two global projects that combine the specific expertise of its core programmes with the broad reach and knowledge of many partners. Both the global projects – Inclusive Cities and Women’s Economic Empowerment – involve close collaboration with our members and partners around the globe. Under the leadership of Global Projects Director Rhonda Douglas, WIEGO is playing a coordination and technical support role in both projects.