Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Purpose of Measurement:
Understanding the Problem
Livelihoods, Policy, Capital Flows, Behavior Change
This resource dives into a case study focused on Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat's SWaCH (Solid Waste Collection Handling), a worker cooperative of informal waste workers. The history of this cooperative provides a guide for how waste pickers can work together to gain formal rights and government recognition while also improving plastic waste reduction outcomes. The report also highlights challenges to this model including achieving scale.