Bolstering Sustainable Development Goal 8 will require shifting the focus away from the national and enterprise level toward cities and local authorities.
Edmundo Werna October 10, 2017
World Bank study also makes some policy recommendations.
Amy Fallon October 4, 2017
The informal sector is here to stay. It is expanding. And increasingly, in many cities across the world, its face is feminine.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 20, 2016
The city's Innova.TO contest shows bureaucrats have ideas too — if you ask them.
Simone d'Antonio March 10, 2016

Street sellers, waste pickers and other informal workers deserve more recognition in city planning, Martha Chen writes in a blog post for the World Bank. 

February 11, 2016
Los trabajadores en empleo informal tuvieron importantes logros en 2015, pero éstos deben ser consolidados en Hábitat III.
Marty Chen January 4, 2016
Urban informal workers saw major gains in 2015, but these need to be consolidated at Habitat III.
Marty Chen January 4, 2016

A once-illiterate waste collector in India who faced discrimination over her caste is now a labor activist who keynotes international meetings, Mid Day reports. 

July 14, 2015

Los Angeles will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 in an effort to lift 600,000 out of poverty, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

June 29, 2015

Taiwan’s capital and largest city would become the third in Asia to receive ‘fair trade’ certification, Taiwan Today reports. 

June 22, 2015

Ending child labor and enhancing worker safety are among the challenges Dhaka faces in overhauling waste management, the Daily Star reports. 

June 3, 2015

Albany, Oregon, is the first municipality to test Goodsnitch, a smartphone app that is boosting morale among the city’s workforce, Governing reports. 

May 14, 2015

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer formed a mentoring program that encourages city employees to spend two hours a week helping at-risk kids, according to Hope Matters. 

May 12, 2015

A five-year effort to improve public education in the Argentine capital features laptops for students and higher teacher salaries, according to the Brookings Institution.

May 5, 2015

Women comprise 20 percent of India’s construction workers, but are paid much less than men, Reuters reports. 

January 22, 2015

Female members of India’s lowest caste play an integral role in Pune’s trash collection, the Guardian reports. 

July 15, 2014

Compensation is so minimal for children working at kilns that some describe the workers as slaves, the Guardian reports.


January 15, 2014

Educated, skilled migrants in high demand in developing world

October 21, 2013
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