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Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis; Ravi Kanbur; Elinor Ostrom
|Contents:||1. Beyond Formality and Informality; CONCEPTS AND MEASUREMENT; 2. Bureaucratic Form and the Informal Economy; 3. The Global Path: Soft Law and Non-sovereigns Formalizing the Potency of the Informal Sector; 4. The Relevance of the Concepts of Formality and Informality: A Theoretical Appraisal; 5. Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment; 6. Formal and Informal Enterprises: Concept, Definition, and Measurement Issues in India; EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF POLICIES AND INTERLINKING; 7. The Impact of Regulation on Growth and Informality: Cross-Country Evidence; 8. Financial Liberalization in Vietnam: Impact on Loans from Informal, Formal, and Semi-formal Providers; 9. Blocking Human Potential: How Formal Policies Block the Informal Economy in the Maputo Corridor; 10. Microinsurance for the Informal Economy Workers in India; 11. Turning to Forestry for a Way Out of Poverty: Is Formalizing Property Rights Enough?; 12. Voluntary Contributions to Informal Activities Producing Public Goods: Can These be Induced by Government and other Formal Sector Agents? Some Evidence from Indonesian Posyandus; 13. Social Capital, Survival Strategies, and their Potential for Post-Conflict Governance in Liberia; 14. Enforcement and Compliance in Lima's Street Markets: The Origins and Consequences of Policy Incoherence Toward Informal Traders; 15. Formalizing the Informal: Is There a Way to Safely Unlock Human Potential Through Land Entitlement? A Review of Changing Land Administration in Africa.|
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