Research Papers

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Date Title
30 January 2015 Global Labour Programme: WIEGO Research - Collective Bargaining in the Informal Economy [pdf]
25 February 2013 Towards a model framework for a local level collective bargaining system for street traders [pdf]
12 October 2012 Case studies of collective bargaining and representative forums for street traders
18 June 2012 NASVI Report - Survey of Street vendors done in the 10 Cities of India [pdf]
08 September 2011 Trade unions in the informal sector [pdf]
20 July 2010 Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing [pdf]
10 May 2010 Home-based Garment Workers: The Impact of the Self Employed Women`s Association [pdf]
10 February 2010 From waste pickers to university graduates in one generation the story of the More family [pdf]
22 April 2007 Extending urban citizenship to informal street traders [pdf]
08 October 2006 Namibia’s informal economy: possibilities for Trade Union Intervention, [pdf]
08 September 2006 Hawkers and the urban informal sector: a study of street vending in seven cities [pdf]
02 August 2006 Problems and Possible Solutions for Stall Sellers and Street Vendors – The Case of Stall Sellers and Street Vendors in front of Chulalongkorn Hospital [pdf]
26 June 2006 Impact of Labour Market Policy on the informal economy, Analysis and Recommendations, NEDLAC Community Constituency Position Paper [pdf]
30 September 2005 Organizing Informal Women Workers [pdf]
20 August 2005 An accessment report of the Indonesian situation of private-public partnerships and the informal economy [pdf]
04 June 2005 Street Vendors in Asia: A review [pdf]
01 June 2005 Associations of market traders – their roles and potential for further development [pdf]
27 November 2004 Organizing in the Global Informal Economy [pdf]
18 September 2004 Rethinking the informal economy: Linkages with the formal economy and the formal regulatory environment, [pdf]
20 August 2004 Organising in the informal economy: the experience of the Self-Employed Women’s Union, 1994-2004 [pdf]
10 September 2003 Voice Regulation on the Informal Economy and New Forms of Work [pdf]
01 June 2003 Street Traders and their organisations in South Africa [pdf]
30 January 2003 Organising in the taxi industry: The South African experience [pdf]
30 January 2003 Organizing in the Informal Economy: A Case Study of the Clothing Industry in South Africa [pdf]
18 October 2002 Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A statistical picture [pdf]
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INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).

TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015)  by Ludovick Kazoka.

INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:

BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).

USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.

INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.

ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).

SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.

MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).

INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa: Xenophobic Violence in KZN - 'This Is a Black Easter for Foreigners'.

SINGAPORE. Singapore street food: stewed, sliced and steamed - video.

USA. Street vendors press city to legalize their trade.

StreetNet International

StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.

Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.

The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies