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Over the next few weeks, The Global Urbanist, in collaboration with WIEGO will publish six photo essays that take us inside the daily lives of women working in the informal economy.

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The unbuilding of informal Buenos Aires, part 1

Drew Reed takes us on a walk through downtown Buenos Aires to see how the mayor Mauricio Macri's policy of formalising informal traders is being undermined by the free trade principles he normally espouses.

How Brighton supports its artists working informally

Cara Courage shows how an enlightened government can recognise an informal sector as an economic asset and support its workers, as is the case with Brighton's support of its arts and creative industries.

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