Research Papers

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Date Title
03 March 2014 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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IRAN. Tehran's vendors battle the streets to survive. The Guardian (15 September 2014).

PHILIPPINES. Estrada's tents for Quiapo vendors irk 'legit' traders. The Philippine Daily Inquirer (14 September 2014) by Nathaniel R. Melican and Djan Arell G. Magbanua.

HONG KONG. Architects step in to street vendors row. Bangkok Post (15 September 2014).

GHANA. The Feasibility Of The Ban On Street Food. Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (12 September 2014) by Zephaniah Kwesi Danaa.

USA. Vendy Awards to spotlight and honor city's best street vendors. AM New York (11 September 2014) by Ivan Pereira.

INDONESIA. Vendors adjust to new site at mall. The Jakarta Post (11 September 2014) by Josh Kelety.

ZIMBABWE. A day in the life of a female vendor. The Zimbabwean (10 September 2014) by Sofia Mapuranga.

INDIA. 269 street vendors to get identity cards soon. The Times of India (9 September 2014).

GLOBAL. International Study Finds Inclusive Practices Have Big Impact on Street Vendors and Their Households. PRWeb (9 September 2014). Five-city study from WIEGO examines impact of government policy and practice on street vendors' livelihoods.

INDONESIA. Editorial: Legalizing street vendors. The Jakarta Post (6 September 2014).

INDIA. 'Harassed' vendors want to meet PM. Deccan Herald (8 September 2014).

USA. The Untold Story of Women Vendors in New York. New America Media (8 September 2014).

MYANMAR. Street vendors to clean up their act. Myanmar Times (1 September 2014) by Ei Ei Thu and Myint Kay Thi.

USA. More Angelenos are becoming street vendors amid weak economy. LA Times (6 September 2014) by Tiffany Hsu.

INDIA. Dabbawalas not under ambit of Street Vendors' Act. DNA India (2 September 2014) by Eknath Makne.

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