Role of street trader needs to be better understood
Food security is primarily about affordability rather than production, which is why levels of hunger and malnutrition in South Africa`s cities are alarmingly high despite the abundance of supermarkets and other food outlets.
Awareness Raising Campaign on International Women Day On “Domestic Workers’ Rights”
From 1st March to 15th March 2013
Submitted by Independent Democratic of Informal Economy Association (IDEA)
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
The Ukrainian entrepreneurs' union picketed at Economic Court for accountability of the local market
The building of Sevastopol city (South Ukraine) Economic Court was picketed by the union of entrepreneurs from a small village Razdolnoye. Members of Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) came out to support their colleague, who is litigating his rights in court against the administration of the local market.
Cuba’s Entrepreneurs Flourish Against the Odds
More and more Cubans are running their own small businesses, generating incomes and helping support the economy. But in a system heavily weighted against them, they struggle to gain a competitive edge.
The self-employed entrepreneurs known as “cuentapropistas” took off in the early 1990s, and they have come to fill various economic niches, running shops, selling goods in the street and driving taxis.
They still operate on the margins of a predominately state-controlled economy, in which the government tries to manage supply and demand by fixing prices and rationing certain basic items.