WIEGO Briefs

WIEGO Briefs are part of our  Publication Series.


Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs offer information on policies and organizational practices that affect the informal economy. This series supports advocacy processes and disseminates better practices and ideas, contributing to a worker- and livelihood-centered approach to development.

 Approaches to Basic Service Delivery for the Working Poor

Rusling, Sara. 2010.
Approaches to Basic Service Delivery for the Working Poor: Assessing the Impact of Mahila Housing Trust’s Parivartan Slum Upgrading Programme in Ahmedabad, India
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 1

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 India’s National Policy on Urban Street Vendors

Sinha, Shalini and Sally Roever. 2011.
India’s National Policy on Urban Street Vendors
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 2

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La Política Nacional de Vendedores Ambulantes, Urbanos de la India
Nota de Política de WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 2

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 Recycling in Belo Horizonte, Brazil – An Overview of Inclusive Programming

Dias, Sonia. 2011.
Recycling in Belo Horizonte, Brazil – An Overview of Inclusive Programming
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 3

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Español

Reciclaje en Belo Horizonte, Brasil: Una visión general de programación inclusiva
Nota de Política de WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 3

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 Integrating Informal Workers into Selective Waste Collection

Dias, Sonia. 2011.
Integrating Informal Workers into Selective Waste Collection: The Case of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 4.

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Español

Integración de los trabajadores informales en la recolección selectiva de residuos: El caso de Belo Horizonte, Brasil
Nota de Política de WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 4

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Português

Integração de Trabalhadores Informais na Coleta Seletiva de Recicláveis: o Caso de Belo Horizonte, Brasil
Resumos de Políticas da WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 4

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 The Municipal Waste and Citizenship Forum: A Platform for Social Inclusion and Participation

Dias, Sonia. 2011.
The Municipal Waste and Citizenship Forum: A Platform for Social Inclusion and Participation
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 5

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Español

El Foro Municipal de Residuos y Ciudadanía: Una plataforma para la inclusión y la participación social
Nota de Política de WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 5

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Português

O Fórum Municipal Lixo e Cidadania:Uma plataforma de Inclusão Social e Participação
Resumos de Políticas da WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 5

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 Overview of Legal Framework for Inclusion of Informal Recyclers in Brazil

Dias, Sonia. 2011.
Overview of the Legal Framework for Inclusion of Informal Recyclers in Solid Waste Management in Brazil
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 6

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Español

Resumen del marco legal para la inclusión de los recicladores informales en el manejo de residuos sólidos en Brasil
Nota de Política de WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 6

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Português

Visão geral dos Instrumentos Legais para a Inclusão de Recicladores Informais na Gestão de Resíduos Sólidos no Brasil
Resumos de Políticas da WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 6

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 The Regularization of Street Vending in Bhubaneshwar, India: A Policy Model

Kumar, Randhir. 2012.
The Regularization of Street Vending in Bhubaneshwar, India: A Policy Model
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 7

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 Integrating Waste Pickers into Municipal Solid Waste Management in Pune, India

Chikarmane, Poornima. 2012
Integrating Waste Pickers into Municipal Solid Waste Management in Pune, India
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 8

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 The Ghana National Health Insurance for Informal Workers

Alfers, Laura. 2012
The Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme: Assessing Access by Informal Workers
WIEGO Policy Brief (Social Protection) No. 9

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 Health Insurance in Inda for Informal Workers

Jain, Kaipana. 2012
Health Insurance in India: The Rashtriya Bima Yojana
WIEGO Policy Brief (Social Protection) No. 10

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Policy Brief 11 - Thailand's Universal Coverage Scheme

Alfers, Laura and Francie Lund. 2012
Participatory Policy Making: Lessons from Thailand's Universal Coverage Scheme
WIEGO Policy Brief (Social Protection) No. 11

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 Social Policy and Employment

Heintz, James and Shahra Razavi. 2012
Social Policy and Employment: Rebuilding the Connections
WIEGO Policy Brief (Social Protection) No. 12

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 Supporting Home-Based Workers in India, SEWA

Sinha, Shalini. 2013
Supporting Women Home-Based Workers: The Approach of the Self-Employed Women's Association in India
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 13

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 Housing Finance for Poor Working Women, SEWA, India

Obino, Francesco. 2013
Housing Finance for Poor Working Women: Innovations of the Self-Employed Women’s Association in India
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 14

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 Seven-Country Study on Home-Based Workers

Sinha, Shalini. 2013
Housing and Urban Service Needs of Home-Based Workers: Findings from a Seven-Country Study
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 15

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 Vending in Public Space: The Case for Bangkok

Yasmeen, Gisèle and Narumol Nirathron. 2014
Vending in Public Space: The Case of Bangkok
WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 16

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Organizing Briefs

Organizing Briefs contain information on organizing strategies and practices in the informal economy. This series aims to support organizing efforts and disseminate better practices.

 Street Vendors Organising

Roever, Sally. and Lissette A. Linares. 2010.
Street Vendors Organising: The Case of the Women’s Network (Red de Mujeres), Lima, Peru
WIEGO Organizing Brief No. 1

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Español

Organizando Vendedoras Ambulantes: El Caso de la Red de Mujeres, Lima, Perú
Nota de Organización de WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 1

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 Organising Street Vendors

Roever, Sally. 2010.
Organising Street Vendors: ‘Gente de Confiar’ Radio Programme, Lima, Peru
WIEGO Organizing Brief No. 2

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Español

Programa de Radio “Gente de Confiar”, Lima, Perú
Nota de Organización de WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 2

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 Options for Organizing Waste Pickers in South Africa

Theron, Jan. 2010
Options for Organizing Waste Pickers in South Africa
WIEGO Organizing Brief No. 3

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 Organizing on the Streets: Capetown

Benson, Koni & Nandi Vanqa-Mgijima. 2010
Organizing on the Streets: A Study of Reclaimers in the Streets of Cape Town
WIEGO Organizing Brief No. 4

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 Organizing Reclaimers in Tshwane, South Africa

Samson, Melanie. 2010.
Organizing Reclaimers in Tshwane, South Africa: Lessons from Top Down and Bottom Up Experiences
WIEGO Organizing Brief No. 5

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 Mapping of the Policy Context and Catadores Organizations in Maputo, Mozambique

Allen, Charlotte and Elísio Jossias. 2011.
Mapping of the Policy Context and Catadores Organizations in Maputo, Mozambique
WIEGO Organizing Brief No. 6

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 Challenges and Experiences in Organizing Home-Based Workers in Bulgaria

Spooner, Dave. 2013
Challenges and Experiences in Organizing Home-Based Workers in Bulgaria

WIEGO Organizing Brief No. 7

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 Defining and Categorizing Informal Worker Organizations Carré, Francoise. 2013
Defining and Categorizing Organizations of Informal Workers in Developing and Developed Countries
WIEGO Organizing Brief No. 8
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 Case Studies of Informal Workers and Collective Bargaining

Budlender, Debbie. 2013
Informal Workers and Collective Bargaining: Five Case Studies
WIEGO Organizing Brief No. 9
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Statistical Briefs

Statistical Briefs provide summary statistics on informal employment and the informal economy. They include information about methods for the collection, tabulation and analysis of statistics.

 Statistics on Informal Employment in South Africa

Tokman, Victor. 2010.
Statistics on Domestic Workers in Latin America
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 1

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 Statistics on Informal Employment in South Africa

Dias, Sonia. 2011.
Statistics on Waste Pickers in Brazil
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 2

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 Statistics on Informal Employment in South Africa

Budlender, Debbie. 2011.
Statistics on Informal Employment in South Africa
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 3

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 Statistics on Informal Employment in Brazil

Budlender, Debbie. 2011.
Statistics on Informal Employment in Brazil
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 4

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 Statistics on Informal Employment in Kenya

Budlender, Debbie. 2011.
Statistics on Informal Employment in Kenya
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 5

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 Statistics on Informal Employment in Ghana

Budlender, Debbie. 2011.
Statistics on Informal Employment in Ghana
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 6

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 Measuring Informal Employment in South Africa

Budlender, Debbie. 2011.
Measuring Informal Employment in South Africa: The New Quarterly Labour Force Survey
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 7

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 Guide to Obtaining Data on Types of Informal Workers in Official Statistics

Vanek, Joann, Martha Chen, and Govindan Raveendran. 2012. (updated May 2015)
A Guide to Obtaining Data on Types of Informal Workers in Official Statistics
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 8

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 Home-Based Workers in Pakistan: Statistics and Trends

Akhtar, Sajjad and Joann Vanek. 2013
Home-Based Workers in Pakistan: Statistics and Trends
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 9

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 Home-Based Workers in India: Statistics and Trends

Raveendran, Govindan, Ratna M. Sudarshan and Joann Vanek. 2013
Home-Based Workers in India: Statistics and Trends
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 10

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 Statistics on Home-Based Workers in Nepal

Raveendran, Govindan and Joann Vanek. 2013
Statistics on Home-Based Workers in Nepal
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 11

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 Home-Based Workers in Bangladesh: Statistics and Trends

Mahmud, Simeen. 2014
Home-Based Workers in Bangladesh: Statistics and Trends
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 12

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 Measurement of Employment-Related Income

Mehran, Farhad. 2014
Measurement of Employment-Related Income: Concepts, Data Sources and a Test of Methods
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 13

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 Nat'l Definitions of Informal Employment and Employment in Informal Sector

Mehran, Farhad. 2015
Are Differences in National Definitions of Informal Employment and Employment in the Informal Sector Necessary?
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 14

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 Relating Quality of Employment to Informal Employment

Carré, Françoise, Rodrigo Negrete and Joann Vanek. 2016
Relating Quality of Employment to Informal Employment
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 15

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Technical Briefs

Technical Briefs provide guides for both specialized and non-specialized audiences. These are designed to strengthen understanding and analysis of the situation of those working in the informal economy as well as of the policy environment and policy options.

 How to Analyse Government Budgets from an Informal Economy Perspective

Budlender, Debbie. 2009.
How to Analyse Government Budgets from an Informal Economy Perspective
WIEGO Technical Brief No. 1

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 How to Plan a Street Trader Census

Roever, Sally. 2011.
How to Plan a Street Trader Census
WIEGO Technical Brief (Urban Policies) No. 2

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Español
Cómo planificar un censo de comerciantes ambulantes
Nota técnica de WIEGO (Políticas urbanas) No. 2
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Français
Comment planifier un recensement des vendeurs de rue
Note technique WIEGO (Politiques urbaines) no. 2
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 Mixed-Use Zoning and Home-Based Production in India

Nohn, Matthias. 2011.
Mixed-Use Zoning and Home-Based Production in India

WIEGO Technical Brief (Urban Policies) No. 3

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 Making Agricultural Value Chain Programmes Work for Workers

Chan, Man-Kwun. 2012
Making Agricultural Value Chain Programmes Work for Workers:  A Practical Guide for Development Donors and Practitioners
WIEGO Technical Brief (Global Trade) No. 4

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 Major International Events and the Working Poor

Robbins, Glen. 2012
Major International Events and the Working Poor: Selected Lessons for Social Actors Stemming from the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa
WIEGO Technical Brief (Urban Policies) No. 5

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 Waste Pickers and Environmental Services Brazil

IJgosse, Jeroen. 2012
Paying Waste Pickers for Environmental Services: A Critical Examination of Options Proposed in Brazil
WIEGO Technical Brief (Urban Policies) No. 6

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Español
Remuneración a los recicladores por, servicios ambientales: un examen crítico, de las opciones propuestas en Brasil

Nota de técnica de WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 6

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 Waste Pickers and Carbon Finances to Consider

Achtell, Ernest. 2013
Waste Pickers and Carbon Finance: Issues to Consider
WIEGO Technical Brief No. 7

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 Mortgage Financing - Lessons from Mahilla Housing Trust, SEWA

Nohn, Matthias and Bijal Brahm Bhatt. 2014
How to Assess Security of Tenure and Emulate Mortgages for Financing Semi-Formal Homes: Lessons from Mahila Housing SEWA Trust
WIEGO Technical Brief No. 8

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 Gestión pública del aprovechamiento con inclusión de recicladores: Un nuevo paradigma en el manejo de los residuos en Bogotá, Colombia

Parra, Federico. 2015
“Reciclaje: ¡Sí, pero con recicladores!”. Gestión pública del aprovechamiento con inclusión de recicladores: Un nuevo paradigma en el manejo de los residuos en Bogotá, Colombia
Nota técnica de WIEGO No. 9

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Budget Briefs

Budget Briefs are popular versions of longer informal economy budget analyses (IEBA). Budget analysis aims to understand how government budgets address the needs and interests of informal workers, and also investigate what opportunities exist for informal workers, or their representatives, to participate at different stages of the budget process.

 Informal Economy Budget Analysis, Philippines

Budlender, Debbie. 2009.
Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Philippines and Quezon City
WIEGO Budget Brief No. 1

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 Informal Economy Budget Analysis, Peru

Budlender, Debbie. 2009.
Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Peru and Metropolitan Lima
WIEGO Budget Brief No. 2

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Español

Análisis presupuestal de la economía informal en el Perú y la Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima
Nota Presupuestaria de WIEGO No. 2

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 Informal Economy Budget Analysis, Pakistan

Budlender, Debbie. 2009.
Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Pakistan and Ravi Town, Lahore
WIEGO Budget Brief No. 3

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Urdu Translation: download pdf

 
 Informal Economy Budget Analysis, Brazil

Budlender, Debbie. 2009.
Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil and Belo Horizonte

WIEGO Budget Brief No. 4

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Português

Análise do Orçamento Público Diretamente Destinado a Alguns Setores da Economia Informal no Brasil: o caso de Belo Horizonte
Perspectiva Orçamentária da WIEGO No. 4

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Budgeting and the Informal Economy in Accra, Ghana

Budlender, Debbie. 2015.
Budgeting and the Informal Economy in Accra, Ghana

WIEGO Budget Brief No. 5
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Budgeting and the Informal Economy in Durban, South Africa

Budlender, Debbie. 2015.
Budgeting and the Informal Economy in Durban, South Africa

WIEGO Budget Brief No. 6
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Legal Briefs

These briefs describe the legal environment facing informal workers, and analyze legal strategies and precedent-setting cases that may lead to more secure livelihood

 Legal and Policy Tools to Meet Informal Workers Demands: Lessons from India

Sankaran, Kamala and Roopa Madhav. 2013.
Legal and Policy Tools to Meet Informal Workers' Demands: Lessons from India
WIEGO Legal Brief No. 1

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 Using the Right to Information in the Informal Economy

Corrarino, Megan. 2012.
Using the Right to Information in the Informal Economy: A How-To Guide
WIEGO Legal Brief No. 2

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 Advocacy - Trabalhadores Ambulantes

Bruno Miragaia Souza, Juliana Avanci, Luciana Itikawa. 2013.
A Experiência de Advocacy no caso dos Trabalhadores Ambulantes em São Paulo

WIEGO Relatórios Jurídicos No. 3

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Using International Law and Regional Legal Systems and Rights Documents in Advocacy for Workers in the Informal Economy

Corrarino, Megan. 2014.
Using International Law and Regional Legal Systems and Rights Documents in Advocacy for Workers in the Informal Economy

WIEGO Legal Brief No. 4

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