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dc.contributor.authorTripp, Aili Marien_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:51:35Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:51:35Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291900397en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/53106-
dc.description.abstractAfrica’s formal economies responded poorly to economic reform measures in the 1980s and 1990s while informal markets and institutions responded dynamically and proved to be more resilient. Using comparative analysis of African informal economies, this study explains why this was the case. It outlines the economic rationales that drive these informal economies to show how their logic often derives from social considerations that may be at odds with the goals of profit maximization. It then maps out some of the institutional terrain within which the informal sector operates. The study also analyzes the extent to which government policies in Africa have facilitated and constrained the informal sector; it describes continuing impediments to the growth of local and informal markets; and explores incentives that would enhance informal institutions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2001/108en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.jelP46en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.jelP11en_US
dc.subject.jelG2en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinformal economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordnon-formal institutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordstructural adjustmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic policyen_US
dc.subject.stwSchattenwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftliche Anpassungen_US
dc.subject.stwAfrikaen_US
dc.titleNon-formal institutions, informal economies, and the politics of inclusionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn336655932en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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