Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Waste Pickers

Year of Publication

2016

This study combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to provide an in-depth understanding of how three groups of urban informal workers – home-based workers, street vendors, and waste pickers – are affected by and respond to economic trends, urban policies and practices, value chain dynamics, and other economic and social forces.

Source:

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

Author(s):

Sonia M. Dias

Melanie Samson

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Livelihoods

This study combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to provide an in-depth understanding of how three groups of urban informal workers – home-based workers, street vendors, and waste pickers – are affected by and respond to economic trends, urban policies and practices, value chain dynamics, and other economic and social forces. In addition, it looks at the way these workers respond to such challenges and how institutions help or hinder them in the process.