The informal economy is the diversified set of economic activities, enterprises, jobs, and workers that are not regulated or protected. The concept originally applied to self-employment in small unregistered enterprises. It has been expanded to include wage employment in unprotected jobs. Although the informal sector makes up a significant portion of the economies in developing countries including Rwanda, it is sometimes stigmatized as troublesome and unmanageable. However, CESTRAR with the help of its partners is conducting workshops to organize workers in the informal economy in order to have regulated and strong unions which will result in the improvement of the working conditions and better living standards of the workers in the informal economy.
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