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Informal Economy & WIEGO

Health Access for Informal Workers: Workers' Health Profiles

Health Access for Informal Workers: Workers' Health Profiles

Health access for Informal Workers in:

Policies & Programmes

 Gloria Solórzano Espinosa is a food vendor in the local municipality of Los Olivos in Lima, PeruPhoto by Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage

Poverty & Growth Linkages

The relationship between informality, poverty, and growth are complex. This section of the website explores what is known about these relationships.

  Veronica Boakye trading at Kwame Nkrumah Circle Market in Accra, Ghana

History & Debates

Choral Mauladia poses near by her cart in Ahmedabad, India

Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage

About the Informal Economy

Auria Cantorín owns a newsstand and is a newspaper vendor in Lima, Peru

Photo by Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage

Ratification by Countries of Domestic Workers' Convention (C189)

Ratification by Countries of Domestic Workers' Convention (C189)

These countries have ratified the Domestic Workers Convention 2011 (C189) and Recommendation (No. 201):

Domestic Workers celebrate C189 Convention

Increasing the Visibility of Informal Workers through Photography

Increasing the Visibility of Informal Workers through Photography

Informal workers sell bananas at Agbogbloshie Market in Accra, Ghana
Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images Reportage

Waste & Gender: Rethinking Relations for Empowerment

by Deia de Brito, with Sonia Diaswoman waste picker

Little research exists about gender relations and divisions among waste pickers. A collaborative project involving waste pickers in Latin America has shed light on the multiple levels of discrimination that women waste pickers face and their needs.

Statistics on the Informal Economy

Statistics on the Informal Economy

Analysis of informal employment and informal workers is a new area of statistical development. This section of the website examines the available data, as well as the concepts, definitions and methods that underpin this growing area of investigation.

Just Recycling

The Social, Economic and Environmental Benefits of Working with Waste Pickers

Millions of people worldwide make a living by collecting, sortingand selling what others have thrown away. These informal waste pickers do a great service for their cities but are often overlooked, maltreated and even criminalized.