Tag: Informal Economy Monitoring Study

IEMS Report on Home-Based Workers Sheds New Light on Informal Employment

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By Sally Roever The Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) is the world’s first longitudinal study of informal employment that combines structured comparisons (of ten cities and three occupational sectors), rigorous qualitative and quantitative research, and collaboration between researchers and grassroots workers’ organizations. An initiative of WIEGO and the Inclusive Cities project, the IEMS examines the… Read more »

Inclusive Cities Partners Highlight the Contribution of Informal Workers at World Urban Forum 7

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During the recent World Urban Forum (April 5-11), researchers, practitioners, organizers and informal worker representatives with the Inclusive Cities Project joined together to highlight the contribution of urban informal workers and to call for greater inclusion of informal workers in the policies and planning that impact their livelihoods. Based at the Women in Informal Employment:… Read more »

Press Release: Study finds urban informal workers are integral to city economies but unsupported by city policies and practices

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(09 April 2014, Medellín, Colombia) – Research unveiled today at World Urban Forum challenges myths about the informal economy, and shows that urban informal workers play vital roles in the urban economy and help keep their households out of extreme poverty. The findings indicate that city policies and practices tend to undermine informal livelihoods.   … Read more »

Bogota’s Zero Waste Programme Mayoral Controversy

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On March 2, 2014, Bogota will be holding a referendum on whether to reinstate its Mayor, Gustavo Petro, after he was removed from office by a ruling of Colombia’s Inspector-General Alejandro Ordóñez. The Inspector-General of Colombia has ruled that Petro, who was democratically-elected, Gustavo Petro, should be removed from his position based on actions taken… Read more »

Polêmica do Programa Lixo Zero da Prefeitura de Bogotá

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No dia 2 de março de 2014, Bogotá realizará um plebiscito para decidir se seu Prefeito, Gustavo Petro, retomará seu cargo após perder o cargo devido a uma sentença do Inspetor Geral da Colômbia, Alejandro Ordoñez. O Inspetor Geral da Colômbia decidiu que Petro, que foi eleito por vias democráticas, deveria perder seu cargo devido… Read more »