Working Papers

The WIEGO Working Paper Series features research that makes either an empirical or theoretical contribution to existing knowledge about the informal economy. Particular attention is paid to policy-relevant research. This series includes statistical profiles of informal employment and critical analysis of data collection and classification methods. Methodological issues and innovations, as well as suggestions for future research, are considered. All WIEGO Working Papers are peer reviewed by the WIEGO Research Team and/or external experts.

 

Anyidoho, Nana Akua and William F. Steel. 2016. Perceptions of Costs and Benefits of Informal-Formal Linkages: Market and Street Vendors in Accra, Ghana. WIEGO Working Paper No. 35

 

Robbins, Glen and Tasmi Quazi. 2014. Informal Economy Budget Analysis: eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality (Durban, South Africa). WIEGO Working Paper No. 34

 

Adamtey, Nicholas. 2014. Informal Economy Budget Analysis: Accra Metropolis. WIEGO Working Paper No. 33

 

Samson, Melanie. 2015. Forging a New Conceptualization of “The Public” in Waste Management.
WIEGO Working Paper No. 32

 

Bonner, Chris and Françoise Carré. 2014. Global Networking: Informal Workers Build Solidarity, Power and Representation through Networks and Alliances. WIEGO Working Paper (Organization and Representation) No. 31

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Alfers, Laura. 2013. The Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme: Barriers to Access for Informal Workers. WIEGO Working Paper (Social Protection) No. 30

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Jain, Kalpana. 2013. Health Financing and Delivery in India: An Overview of Selected Schemes. WIEGO Working Paper (Social Protection) No. 29

 

Chan, Man-Kwun. 2013. Informal Workers in Global Horticulture and Commodities Value Chains: A Review of Literature. WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 28

 

Meagher, Kate. 2013. Unlocking the Informal Economy: A Literature Review on Linkages Between Formal and Informal Economies in Developing Countries. WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 27

 

Carré, Françoise and James Heintz. 2013. Toward a Common Framework for Informal Employment across Developed and Developing Countries. WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 26

Informal Economy -- Paisajes-basura: Dinámicas y Externalidades Territoriales del Reciclaje en Montevideo, Uruguay

 

Fernández, Lucía. 2012. Paisajes-basura: Dinámicas y Externalidades Territoriales del Reciclaje en Montevideo, Uruguay- Español (Waste-scapes: Recycling Dynamics and Spatial Externalities in Montevideo, Uruguay). Documento de Trabajo de WIEGO (Políticas Urbanas) No. 25

Proceso de integración de los cartoneros de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Del reconocimiento a la gestión de Centros Verdes y la recolección selectiva

 
Schamber, Pablo J. 2012. Proceso de integración de los cartoneros de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Del reconocimiento a la gestión de Centros Verdes y la recolección selectiva.  Español (Waste Picker Integration Process of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. From Recognition to Green Management Centres and Selective Waste Collection). WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 24.

Informal Economy -- Informal Sector Integration and High Performance Recycling: Evidence from 20 Cities

 

Scheinberg, Anne. 2012. Informal Sector Integration and High Performance Recycling: Evidence from 20 Cities. WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 23.

 Eficiência e Solidariedade nas Associações de Catadores de Materiais Recicláveis

 

Goulart, Fabiana de Oliveira e Francisco de Paula Antunes Lima. 2012. Eficiência e Solidariedade nas Associações de Catadores de Materiais Recicláveis – Português (Efficiency and Solidarity Among Waste Picker Organizations) WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 22.

Informal Economy -- Inclusive Urban Planning for the Working Poor: Planning Education Trends and Potential Shift

 

Watson, Vanessa. 2011. Inclusive Urban Planning for the Working Poor: Planning Education Trends and Potential Shift. WIEGO Working Paper No. 21.

 

Lund, Frances and Anna Marriott. Occupational Health and Safety and the Poorest. WIEGO Working Paper No. 20.

Making Home-Based Work Visible: A Review of Evidence from South Asia

 

Sudarshan, Ratna M. and Shalini Sinha. 2011. Making Home-Based Work Visible: A Review of Evidence from South Asia. WIEGO Working Paper No. 19. (This paper is currently being revised.  A updated version will be posted in January 2014.)

Gestão de Resíduos Sólidos, Catadores, Participação e Cidadania – Novas Articulações?

 

Dias, Sonia. 2010. Gestão de Resíduos Sólidos, Catadores, Participação e Cidadania – Novas Articulações? – Português (Solid Waste Management, Waste Pickers, Participation and Citizenship – New Possibilities?). WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 18.

Domestic Workers in Latin America: Statistics for New Policies

 

Tokman, Victor. 2010. Domestic Workers in Latin America: Statistics for New Policies. WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 17.

Reclaiming Reusable and Recyclable Materials in Africa - A Critical Review of English Language Literature

 

Samson, Melanie. 2010. Reclaiming Reusable and Recyclable Materials in Africa – A Critical Review of English Language Literature. WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 16.

 Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil and Belo Horizonte

 

Salej, Ana Paula. 2010. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil and Belo Horizonte. WIEGO Working Paper No. 15.

Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Pakistan and Ravi Town, Lahore

 

Mumtaz, Khawar, Nadia Saleem, Sara Shujat and Junaid Qureshi. 2010. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Pakistan and Ravi Town, Lahore. WIEGO Working Paper No. 14.

Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Peru and Metropolitan Lima

 

Aliaga Linares, Lissette. 2010. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Peru and Metropolitan Lima. WIEGO Working Paper No. 13.

Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Philippines and Quezon City.

 

Casanova-Dorotan, Florencia G. 2010. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Philippines and Quezon City. WIEGO Working Paper No. 12.

Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil, Pakistan, Peru and Philippines - English.

 

Budlender, Debbie. 2009. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil, Pakistan, Peru and Philippines – English.  WIEGO Working Paper No. 11.

Social Protection, Citizenship and the Employment Relationship

 

Lund, Frances. 2009. Social Protection, Citizenship and the Employment Relationship. WIEGO Working Paper (Social Protection) No. 10.

Informal Sector and Informal Employment: Overview of Data for 11 Cities in 10 Developing Countries

 

Herrera, Javier, Mathias Kuépié, Christophe J. Nordman, Xavier Oudin and François Roubaud. 2012. Informal Sector and Informal Employment: Overview of Data for 11 Cities in 10 Developing Countries. WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 9.

The Informal Economy in Greater Buenos Aires: A Statistical Profile

 

Esquivel, Valeria. 2010. The Informal Economy in Greater Buenos Aires: A Statistical Profile. WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 8.

Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patterns

 

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

South Africa’s Informal Economy: A Statistical Profile

 

Wills, Gabrielle. 2009. South Africa’s Informal Economy: A Statistical Profile. WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 6.

Street Trade in Africa: A Review

 

Skinner, Caroline. 2008. Street Trade in Africa: A Review. WIEGO Working Paper (Urban Policies) No. 5.

Informality in South Asia: A Review

 

Chen, Martha and Donna Doane. 2008. Informality in South Asia: A Review. WIEGO Working Paper No. 4.

Informality in Africa: A Review

 

Heintz, James and Imraan Valodia. 2008. Informality in Africa: A Review. WIEGO Working Paper No. 3.

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Vanek, Joann, Martha Chen, Françoise Carré, James Heintz and Ralf Hussmanns. 2014. Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates and Challenges. WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2.

 

Chen, Martha. 2012. The Informal Economy: Definitions, Theories and Policies. WIEGO Working Paper No. 1.