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.

As of February 2017, the following individuals were Individual Members of WIEGO. Please note that these persons are members in their individual capacity; their institutional affiliation is listed for identification purposes only.

Lissette Aliaga
Alternativa
Peru

Uma Rani Amara
International Labour Organization
Switzerland

Armando Barrientos
University of Manchester
UK

Stephanie Barrientos
University of Manchester
UK

Kaushik Basu
World Bank
USA

Srilatha Batliwala
Association for Women's Rights in Development
India

Grace Bediako
Ghana Statistical Service
Ghana

Lourdes Beneria
Cornell University
USA

Elaine Bernard
Harvard Law School
USA

Annette Bernhardt
National Employment Law Project
USA

Ela Bhatt
Self-Employed Women’s Association
India

Sharit Bhowmik
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
India

Chris Bonner
Independent Consultant
South Africa

Jan Breman
University of Amsterdam
Netherlands

Alison Brown
Cardiff University
UK

Debbie Budlender
Independent Consultant
South Africa

Marilyn Carr
Independent Consultant
UK

Themis Castellanos
Independent Consultant
Peru

Jacques Charmes
Scientific Research Institute for Development
France

Rafael Blancas Chauca
Independent Consultant
Peru

Nancy Chau
Cornell University
USA

Edith Essie Clarke
Ghana Health Service
Ghana

Sarah Cook
UNICEF Institute INNCENTI
Italy

Megan Corrarino
Independent Consultant
USA

Jose Del Valle Perez
Confederación Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos
Mexico

Anisa Desai
Independent Consultant
South Africa

Donna Doane
Independent Consultant
Thailand

Richard Dobson
Asiye eTtafuleni
South Africa

Diane Elson
University of Essex
UK

Simel Esim
International Labour Organization
Switzerland

Valeria Esquivel
UNRISD
Switzerland

Jennifer N. Fish
Old Dominion University
USA

Marzia Fontana
Institute of Development Studies Sussex
UK

Lora Jo Foo
Sweatshop Watch
USA

Dan Gallin
Global Labour Institute
Switzerland

Sarah Gammage
International Center for Research on Women
USA

Mary Goldsmith
Departamento de Política y Cultura, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco
Mexico

Mary Beth Graves
Harvard Business School
USA

Caren Grown
World Bank
USA

Margarita Guerrero
Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific
Japan

Barbara Harriss-White
Oxford University
UK

James Heintz
University of Massachusetts Amherst
USA

Guillermo Pérez Herrera
Independent Consultant
Peru

Zoe Horn
Independent Consultant
Australia

Luciana Itikawa
University of Sao Paulo
Brazil

Elaine Jones
Independent Consultant
UK

Chandni Joshi
Independent Consultant
Nepal

Naila Kabeer
London School of Economics
UK

Christie Keith
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
USA

Barry Kistnasamy
South Africa National Institute of Occupational Health
South Africa 

Johanna Chao Kreilick
Open Society Foundations
USA

Lucita Lazo
Independent Consultant
Philippines

Rakawin Leechanavanichphan
International Labour Organization
Thailand

Brenda Leifso
Independent Consultant
Canada

Julian Luckham
Independent Consultant
Canada

Francie Lund
Independent Consultant
South Africa

Jacqui MacDonald
Independent Consultant
Canada

Masuma Mamdani
Ifakara Health Institute
Tanzania

Anna Marriott
Independent Consultant
UK

Marlise Matos
University of Minas Gerais
Brazil

Kate Meagher
London School of Economics
UK

Farhad Mehran
Independent Consultant
Switzerland

Santosh Mehrotra
Planning Commission
India

Carmelo Mesa-Lago
University of Pittsburgh
USA

Jyoti Mhapsekar
Stree Mukti Sanghtana
India

Nidhi Mirani
Service Employees International Union
USA

Winnie Mitullah
University of Nairobi
Kenya

Laura Raquel Morillo Santa Cruz
Independent Consultant
Germany

Caroline Moser
University of Manchester
UK

Rodrigo Negrete
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía
Mexico

Blagica Novkovska
State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia
Macedonia

Esther Ofei-Aboagye
Institute of Local Government Studies
Ghana

Pierella Paci
World Bank
USA

Ruth Pearson
University of Leeds
UK

Mercedes Pedrero
Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias-UNAM
Mexico

Xizhe Peng
Fudan University
China

Tasmi Quazi
Asiye eTtafuleni
South Africa

Berenice P. Ramírez López
Institute of Economics Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico

Govindan Raveendran
Independent Consultant
India

Shahra Razavi
UN Women
USA

Pablo Rey Mazón
Montera34 and Basurama
Spain

Glen Robbins
University of KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa

Mike Rogan
Rhodes University
South Africa

François Roubaud
Développement, Institutions & Analyses de Long terme (DIAL)
France

Ashwani Saith
Institute of Social Studies
Netherlands

Melanie Samson
Independent Consultant
South Africa

Norma Sanchis

Asociacion Civil Lola Mora
Argentina

Kamala Sankaran
University of Delhi
India

Vilma Santana
Independent Consultant
Brazil

Anne Scheinberg
WASTE
Netherlands

Hubert Schmitz
Institute of Development Studies Sussex
UK

Jennefer Sebstad
Independent Consultant
USA

Salem V. Sethuraman
Independent Consultant
USA

Alakh Sharma
Institute for Human Development
India

Navsharan Singh
International Development Research Center
India

Sally Smith
Independent Consultant
UK

Dave Spooner
Global Labour Institute
UK

Smita Srinivas
Columbia University
USA

Ratna Sudarshan
Institute for Social Studies Trust
India

Neil Tangri
Independent Consultant
USA

Victor Tokman
University of Chile
Chile

Ricardo Valencia
CEMPRE
Colombia

Patricia Balda Valenzuela
Independent Consultant
Peru

Imraan Valodia
University of Witwatersrand
South Africa

Leah Vosko
York University
Canada

Leslie Vryenhoek
Independent Consultant
Canada

Robert Wanzusi Matukhu
Uganda Public Employees Union
Uganda

Carol Wills
Independent Consultant
UK

Gabrielle Wills
Reform Development Consulting
South Africa

Phumzile Xulu

Independent Consultant

South Africa

Yu Yao
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
China

 

WIEGO Board Members

Debra Davis (Treasurer)
Independent Consultant
UK

Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University
USA

Lin Lean Lim
Independent Consultant
Malaysia

William Steel
University of Ghana
Ghana

Jeemol Unni
Institute of Rural Management/Anand
India

Carmen Vildoso
Municipality of Lima
Peru

WIEGO has four additional Board Members, representing four of its institutional members:

Renana Jhabvala (Chair)
Self-Employed Women’s Association
India

Juliana Brown Afari
StreetNet
Ghana

Barbro Budin
International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations
France

Vicky Kanyoka
International Domestic Workers' Federation
Tanzania

 

WIEGO Personnel: Non-Voting Members

To see the list of names, please visit the WIEGO team members page.