Martha Chen

Battered by crises, working women in developing countries demand inclusion

Battered by crises, working women in developing countries demand inclusion

November 26, 2021

The informal sector was historically a Western concept referring to low-income activities among unskilled migrants and colonized natives. In today's globalized world, the term encompasses the vast majority of the working population at the base of the economic pyramid, according to Martha Chen, co-founder of the global network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and a lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

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