Other Research

Waste Pickers      Street Vendors      Home-based Workers      Global Economic Crisis      Informal Economy

Inclusive Urban Planning      Organizing and Social Protection      Statistics and Data

Waste Pickers

Achankeng, Eric 2003. “Globalization, Urbanization and Municipal Solid Waste Management in Africa.” African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific 2003 Conference Proceedings, African on a Global Stage, October 1-3, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

Chamane, Musa. (2009) “South Africa’s Waste Pickers Creating Jobs and Fighting Poverty.” South African Labour Bulletin. Vol. 33, No. 2, June/July 2009.

Chikarmane, Poornima and Laxmi Narayan. 2009. Rising from the Waste – Organising Wastepickers in India, Thailand and the Philippines. Committee for Asian Women.

Chikarmane, Poornima and Laxmi Narayan. 2005. “Case study on Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (Trade Union of Waste-pickers).” 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. March 2011. Recovering resources, creating opportunities Integrating the informal sector into solid waste management. 

Dias, Sonia M. (2006) WASTE & CITIZENSHIP FORUMS – ACHIEVEMENTS AND LIMITATIONS. Solid waste, health and the Millennium Development Goals. CWG – WASH Workshop. 2006, 1 – 5 February in Kolkata, India. 

Medina, Martin 2005. “Waste Picker Cooperatives in Developing Countries.” Paper prepared for WIEGO/Cornell/SEWA Conference on Membership-Based Organizations of the Poor, Ahmedabad, India, January 2005. 

Medina, Martin (2000). “Scavenger Cooperatives in Asia and Latin America.” 

Samson, Melanie. 2003. Dumping on Women: Gender and Privitisation of Waste Management. South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU).

Samson, Melanie 2009. “Wasted Citizenship? Reclaimers and the Privatised Expansion of the Public Sphere.” Africa Development, Vol. XXXIV, Nos 3 & 4. 2009. Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. 2009.

Samson, Melanie (2009). “Reclaiming Livelihoods: The role of reclaimers in municipal waste management systems.”

India’s poorest workers get organized (SEWA). ILO website. SEWA has not only helped thousands find a way out of the poverty trap, it has given them access to financial services, and a way of making themselves heard by Government. 

Report of Conference Proceedings: Waste Pickers without Frontiers. First World Conference and Third Latin-American Conference of Waste-Pickers. Bogota, Colombia, 1-4 March 2008. 

Street Vendors

Bhowmik, Sharit K. 2005. “Street Vendors in Asia : A Review.” Economic and Political Weekly, 28 May- 4 June.

Bhowmik, Sharit K. 2003. “Urban Responses to Street Trading: India.” Paper for panel entitled “Urban Responses to Street Traders: A Comparative Perspective from India, Kenya, and South Africa” at the Urban Research Symposium on Urban Development for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction, World Bank, Washington, D.C., December 2003. 

Çelik, Ercüment. 2010. Street Traders: A Bridge Between Trade Unions and Social Movements in Contemporary South Africa. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Publishing. Read Pat Horn’s Review.

Karumbidza, Blessing. 2011. Criminalising the Livelihoods of the Poor The impact of formalising informal trading on female and migrant traders in Durban.

Mitullah, Winnie. 2004. “A Review of Street Trade in Africa.” Unpublished manuscript. Cambridge, MA : WIEGO. 

Mitullah, Winnie. 2003. “Street Vending in African Cities: A Synthesis of Empirical Findings from Kenya , Cote D’Ivoire , Ghana , Zimbabwe , Uganda and South Africa.” Background Case Study for World Development Report 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone.

Peron, James. 2002. How Property Rights for Street Vendors Can Create Prosperity.

Roever, Sally. 2006 Case Study Lima. In Un Habitat’s: Innovative Policies for the Urban Informal Economy

Roever, Sally. 2006. Enforcement and Compliance in Lima’s Street Markets. World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Working Papers series RP2005/16.

Roever, Sally. 2006. “Street Trade in Latin America: Demographic Trends, Legal Issues, and Vending Organizations in Six Cities.

Skinner, Caroline. 2008. “Street Trade in Africa.” School of Development Studies (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Working Paper No. 51. 

StreetNet International. 2012. “Durban Street Traders”.

Home-based Workers

Carr, Marilyn and Martha Chen. 2000. “Homebased Women Workers in the Informal Sector in South Asia: Creating an Enabling Environment.” Background Paper for Regional Policy Workshop on Home-Based Work, September 2000. 

Chen, Martha Alter, Jennefer Sebstad and Lesley O’Connell.1999. “Counting the Invisible Workforce: The Case of Homebased Workers.” World Development. Vol. 27, No. 3. 

Unni, Jeemol and Uma Rani 2004. “Home-based Work in India : A Disappearing Continuum of Dependence?” Paper presented at the EGDI and UNU-WIDER Conference, Unlocking Human Potential: Linking the Informal and Formal Sectors. 17-18 September 2004, Helsinki , Finland.

Global Economic Crisis

Asian Development Bank. 2009. “The Global Economic Crisis Challenges for Developing Asia and ADB’s Response“, April 2009.

Breman, Jan. (juni, 2009). Een permanente staat van crisis. Amsterdam. 

Devaki, Jain and Elson, Diane. (2010). Vision for a Better World: From Economic Crisis to Equality

Ravallio,Martin. 2008. “Bailing out the World’s Poorest.” Development Research Group. World Bank. Oct 2008. 

OECD Employment Outlook 2008.”

Informal Economy

Chen, Martha. 2006. “Self Employed Women: A Profile of SEWA’s Membership.” Ahmedabad: Self-Employed Women’s Association. 

Chen, Martha, Joann Vanek and James Heintz. 2006. “Informality, Gender and Poverty: A Global Picture.” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 41, No. 21, May 27, 2006. 

Chen, Martha Alter, Joann Vanek, Francie Lund, James Heintz with Christine Bonner and Renana Jhabvala. 2005. “The Progress of the World’s Women 2005: Women, Work and Poverty.” New York: UNIFEM. 

Chen, Martha Alter and Marilyn Carr. 2004. “Globalization, Social Exclusion and Work: With Special Reference to Informal Employment and Gender.” International Labour Review: Special Issue on More Equitable Globalization. Vol. 143. Nos. 1-2. Geneva: ILO.

Chen, Martha. 2003 “Rethinking the Informal Economy.” Seminar. Vol. 531. November 2003. 

Horn, Pat. 2004. “Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment.” Paper presented at the EGDI and UNU-WIDER Conference, Unlocking Human Potential: Linking the Informal and Formal Sectors. 17-18 September 2004. Helsinki , Finland. 

Valodia, Imraan, Richard Devey and Caroline Skinner. 2005. “The State of the Informal Economy.” In Sakhela Buhlungu, John Daniel, Roger Southall, and Jessica Lutchman, Eds. State of the Nation: South Africa 2005-2006. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council Press. 

Inclusive Urban Planning

Lund, Francie. 2003. “People Working Informally: Negotiating the Use of Public Spaces in Durban City.” Paper for panel entitled “Urban Responses to Street Traders: A Comparative Perspective from India, Kenya, and South Africa” at the Urban Research Symposium on Urban Development for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction, World Bank, Washington, D.C., December 2003. 

Stanwix, Benjamin (2009). Status of Urban Slums in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Mahila Housing SEWA Trust, October 2009. 

United Nations Human Settlements Programme. 2007. A look at the Urban Informal Economy. “UN Habitat Debate June 2007.” Vol 13. No.2. 

Organizing and Social Protection

Devenish, Annie, and Caroline Skinner. 2004. “Organising Workers in the Informal Economy: The Experience of the Self Employed Women’s Union, 1994-2004.“ 

Gallin, Dan 2001. “Propositions on Trade Unions and Informal Employment in Times of Globalization.” Antipode. 

Statistics and Data

Devey, Richard, Caroline Skinner and Imraan Valodia. 2003. “Informal Economy Employment Data In South Africa: A Critical Analysis.” Paper presented at the Trade and Industry Policy Secretariat (TIPS) and Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) Forum 2003. 8 – 10 September 2003. Indaba Hotel. Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Heintz, James and Joann Vanek. 2007. “Employment, the Informal Sector, and Poverty: Data and Analytical Challenges.” For the China-India Labour Market Research Design Conference Cambridge, MA (pdf file 160 Kb)

ILO. 2002. “On Measuring Place of Work.” Geneva: ILO.