Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
The Members and Associates of the WIEGO network, including the members of its Steering Committee and Advisory Committees, are drawn from its three constituencies:
- member-based organizations of informal workers;
- research, statistical, and academic institutions; and
- international development agencies (non-governmental and inter-governmental).
Most activities of WIEGO fall under one of its five major Programmes:
- global markets
- organization and representation
- social protection
- urban policies
The component activities under these Programmes involve some mix of research studies, data analysis, case study documentation, and policy dialogues. WIEGO’s Organization and Representation Programme also seeks to strengthen - and build networks of – member-based organizations of informal workers; and its Statistics Programme seeks to promote improved statistics and statistical analysis of the informal economy.
- Adato, Michelle, Akhter Ahmed and Francie Lund. 2004. Linking Safety Nets, Social Protection and Poverty Reduction: Directions for Africa. IFPRI 2020 Policy Brief for All-Africa Conference.
- Alia, Patrick O., Winnie Mitullah and Anne Kamau. 2002. Policies, Regulations, and Organisational Capacity of Women Street Vendors in Kenya: A Handbook. Nairobi: Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi.
- Bajaj, Majul. 2000. “Invisible Workers, Visible Contributions: A Study of Homebased Women Workers in Five Sectors across South Asia.” Background Paper for South Asia Regional Policy Workshop on Home-Based Work, September 2000.
Other relevant information
New Study: "No Cushion to Fall Back on: The Global Economic Crisis and Informal Workers" available at: http://www.wiego.org/about_ie/ie_news/EconomicCrises2009.php
See also: Women and the Informal Economy