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Linking the formal and informal economy : concepts and policies

Author: Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis; S M Ravi Kanbur; Elinor Ostrom
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Studies in development economics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together a significant new collection of studies on formality and informality in developing countries. Containing contributions from some of the very best analysts in development  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Linking the formal and informal economy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)647665614
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis; S M Ravi Kanbur; Elinor Ostrom
ISBN: 0199204764 9780199204762
OCLC Number: 64897616
Notes: "The contributions were originally presented at a conference organized in Helsinki in September 2004 by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) in collaboration with the Expert Group on Development Issues (EGDI) at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs"--Foreword.
Description: xvii, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Beyond formality and informality / Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur, and Elinor Ostrom --
Bureaucratic form and the informal economy / Keith Hart --
The global path : soft law and non-sovereigns formalizing the potency of the informal sector / Robert K. Christensen --
The relevance of the concepts of formality and informality : a theoretical appraisal / Alice Sindzingre --
Rethinking the informal economy : linkages with the formal economy and the formal regulatory environment / Martha Alter Chen --
Formal and informal enterprises : concept, definition, and measurement issues in India / M.R. Narayana --
The impact of regulation on growth and informality : cross-country evidence / Norman V. Loayza, Ana María Oviedo, and Luis Servéen --
Financial liberalization in Vietnam : impact on loans from informal, formal, and semi-formal providers / Robert Lensink, Mark McGillivray, and Pham Thi Thu Trà --
Blocking human potential : how formal policies block the informal economy in the Maputo Corridor / Frederik Söderbaum --
Microinsurance for the informal economy workers in India / Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and Rajeev Ahuja --
Turning to forestry for a way out of poverty : is formalizing property rights enough? / Krister Andersson and Diego Pacheco --
Voluntary contributions to informal activities producing public goods : can these be induced by government and other formal sector agents? : some evidence from Indonesian posyandus / Jeffrey B. Nugent and Shailender Swaminathan --
Social capital, survival strategies, and their potential for post-conflict governance in Liberia / Amos Sawyer --
Enforcement and compliance in Lima's street markets : the origins and consequences of policy incoherence towards informal traders / Sally Roever --
Formalizing the informal : is there a way to safely unlock human potential through land entitlement? : a review of changing land administration in Africa / Liz Alden Wily.
Series Title: Studies in development economics.
Responsibility: edited by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur, and Elinor Ostrom.
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No matter how you divide up the developing world - 'formal-informal',' legal - 'extra-legal' -(my preference)one thing is not debatable: most people are poor, on the outside of the system looking in, Read more...

 
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