Resource Fair Wage Guide Report
Type Project report
Last update: 18/05/2011
Type: Project report
Language English
Year of publication: 2010
Authors: World of Good,Development Organization
Summary The Fair Wage Guide (FWG) project was started in 2005 with the intention of improving wages for piecerate
workers in the developing world. The FWG is a free, online tool that collects data from workers and
creates one standardized method for the calculation of piece]rate payments. The generous support and
assistance we have received from dozens of NGOs, alternative trade organizations, businesses, and
foundations around the world have been instrumental in the success we have achieved so far.
For the first time, we are sharing results from the data we have collected in the FWG, while maintaining
anonymity of our users. This report is a snapshot of data from 850+ businesses and NGOs diligently
working to improve wages for informal workers. These businesses conservatively represent 60,000+
workers from 81 countries. We have also included results collected during our 2009 survey of FWG users.
In this report, you will read that while most workers are doing well, there is still progress that needs to be
made improving wages for informal workers. We aim to provide additional reports as data and resources
are available.
Role Organisation
Network Organisation organisation details Fair Price and Fair Wages
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 331 Trade  
1.2 Institutional dimension Social- livelihood systems/ Gender  
1.4 Target group(s) 2. SMEs/Private sector
6. General public/Opinion makers  
2.2 Production Chain 2. Production & Management
9. Consumption/Product Use
7. Marketing
8. Quality Control