Ahmedabad Resources for Informal Workers

 

Case Study
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Arora, Kabir. 2015. Interventions by the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in Ahmedabad, India. Inclusive Cities Project. WIEGO.
 
 
 

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Case Study Summary. 2015. Interventions by the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in Ahmedabad, India. Inclusive Cities Project. WIEGO.

 
 
 
 

Informal Economy Monitoring Study

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.

IEMS City Level Findings for Ahmedabad’s street vending and home-based work sector can be found here.

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

Research and Briefs on Ahmedabad and the Informal Economy
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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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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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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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

 
 

Chen, Martha and G. Raveendran. 2011. Urban Employment in India: Recent TreUrban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patternsnds and Patterns. WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 7.

 

 
 

Worker Stories
Informal Sector -- Force of Nature Shataben, Vegetable Vendor and Defender of Workers' Rights

Force of Nature Shantaben, Vegetable Vendor and Defender of Workers’ Rights

To meet Shantaben at her vegetable market stall in Ahmedabad is to encourter a force of nature.  This is a woman who has not just found her voice, but found the strength to speak out for the tens of thousands of vendors who struggle daily to earn a living in Ahmedabad.