Accra Resources for Street Vendors and for OHS

Case Study

Dogbe Dzidzinyo, Tony and Suki Annan. 2015. Addressing the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Needs of Informal Workers: Market Traders and Street Vendors in Accra, Ghana. Inclusive Cities Project.
 
 
 


Case Summary: Addressing the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS Needs of Informal Workers: Market and Street Vendors in Accra, Ghana. Inclusive Cities Project.
 
 
 
 

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS)

The IEMS is Inclusive Cities’ flagship research project. It provides credible, grounded research on how policymakers and planners can better integrate urban informal employment into urban plans, making cities more inclusive and, ultimately, productive.

In Accra, WIEGO partnered with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and StreetNet Ghana Alliance, which is composed of MBOs of vendors, traders and hawkers to conduct this research.

City Level Findings, Informal Economy Monitoring Study, Accra, Ghana can be found here.

More IEMS research on global, sector, and city levels is also available.

 
 

Videos

Laura Alfers, WIEGO’s Social Protection Researcher, offers a grassroots perspective on OHS issues for street traders in Ghana, the development of the Accra Health and Safety Platform, the Phephanthi Platform, and the empowerment of informal workers in OHS.

 
 

The Makola Market vendors purchase fire extinguishers for better fire protection.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Research and Briefs
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Alfers, Laura. 2012. The Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme: Assessing Access by Informal Workers. WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 9.

 
 
 
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Alfers, Laura. 2009. Occupational Health & Safety for Market and Street Traders in Accra and Takoradi, Ghana. WIEGO.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 
 
 

Worker Profile

Membership Means More Success for Chop Bar Operator.  WIEGO.