Informal Economy Research Observatory

From street traders, to construction workers and cleaners, the informal economy is the life blood of 21st century cities. Yet workers face limited rights and dire working conditions, and city governments need expertise to protect and empower vulnerable workers and to profit from this dynamic economy.

The Informal Economy Research Observatory at Cardiff University brings together academics working to understand and develop solutions for the informal economy.


If you would like to contact the Observatory, please email informal-economy@cardiff.ac.uk.