informal economy

Caste on the streets

Dhaka’s street cleaners, many of them Dalits, faced a grim future even before the pandemic.

| Jul 21, 2020

SEWA, of self-employed women

The ‘informal’ sector in India actually comprises 93 percent of the country’s workforce, 40 percent of whom are women. As the Self Employed Women’s Association has discovered, such overwhelming numbers are sure to offer significant …

| Aug 01, 2006

Remittance Economy

Nepal's evolution towards accepting and incorporating the labour of its overseas workers

| Mar 20, 2006

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