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Informal Economy in the Global South

Research and creative outputs from 10 countries across the Global South.

Credit: Range Sutra

For the first time we are taking a snapshot of the cultural and creative informal economy across 10 countries in the Global South (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Peru and South Africa), to open up a fuller discussion about its impact and future.

We’ve commissioned a short piece of research as well as a creative output – ranging from infographics to video, photography to podcasts, long-reads and opinion pieces. 

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