Informal Economy Development Forum Launches Membership Drive

The Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF) is thrilled to announce the official launch of its membership drive. This initiative aims to bring together stakeholders, advocates, and enthusiasts committed to fostering the growth and sustainability of the informal economy.

The informal economy plays a crucial role in global economic dynamics, providing livelihoods for millions of people around the world. The Informal Economy Development Forum recognizes the significance of this sector and is dedicated to creating a platform that encourages collaboration, innovation, and policy advocacy.

As part of the membership drive, the IEDF invites individuals, organizations, and policymakers passionate about the informal economy to join hands in shaping a more inclusive and supportive environment. Members will have access to a range of benefits, including:

Training and Development:  Investing in the Education and development of strong and skilled Entrepreneurs.

Networking and Collaboration: Connect with like-minded individuals, organizations, and policymakers to share insights and best practices.

Access to Resources: Gain exclusive access to research, reports, and tools that can enhance your understanding of the informal economy and its challenges.

Policy Advocacy: Participate in advocacy efforts to promote policies that support the growth and sustainability of the informal economy.

Events and Workshops: Attend forums, conferences, and workshops that provide valuable knowledge and foster collaboration.

To become a member or learn more about the Informal Economy Development Forum, visit our website at or contact us at

“The informal economy is a powerful force for economic development, and by joining the Informal Economy Development Forum, you become part of a community dedicated to unlocking its full potential,” said Rochelle Pillay, Secretary General of the IEDF.

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