The importance of the informal economy for local economic development (LED) in Africa

Abstract: This short paper argues that LED strategies can only succeed by taking the informal sector into account. Simultaneously, the LED process provides a major opportunity for improving the performance of the informal sector in Africa in terms of income generation and employment for the poor.

Author(s): Hobson, Emma Wadie

Source(s): , Knowledge brief; 2 8 p., ill., tabs Knowledge brief 2

Published: 2011 Local economic development network of Africa (LEDNA), [Pretoria] (English



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