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Linking the formal and informal economy : concepts and policies / edited by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur, and Elinor Ostrom.

Contributor(s): Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb | Kanbur, S. M. Ravi | Ostrom, Elinor.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Studies in development economics: Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006Description: xvii, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0199230676 (alk. paper); 9780199230679 (pbk.).Subject(s): Informal sector (Economics) -- Developing countries -- Congresses | Informal sector (Economics) -- Government policy -- Developing countries -- CongressesDDC classification: 330 LIN Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
1. Beyond formality and informality /​ Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur and Elinor Ostrom Pt. I. Concepts and measurement 2. Bureaucratic form and the informal economy /​ Keith Hart 3. The global path : soft law and non-sovereigns formalizing the potency of the informal sector /​ Robert K. Christensen 4. The relevance of the concepts of formality and informality : a theoretical appraisal /​ Alice Sindzingre 5. Rethinking the informal economy : linkages with the formal economy and the formal regulatory environment /​ Martha Alter Chen 6. Formal and informal enterprises : concept, definition, and measurement issues in India /​ M. R. Narayana Pt. II. Empirical studies of policies and interlinking 7. The impact of regulation on growth and informality : cross-country evidence /​ Norman V. Loayza, Ana Maria Oviedo and Luis Serven 8. Financial liberalization in Vietnam : impact on loans from informal, formal, and semi-formal providers /​ Robert Lensink, Mark McGillivray and Pham Thi Thu Tra 9. Blocking human potential : how formal policies block the informal economy in the Maputo corridor /​ Fredrik Soderbaum 10. Microinsurance for the informal economy workers in India /​ Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and Rajeev Ahuja 11. Turning to forestry for a way out of poverty : is formalizing property rights enough? /​ Krister Andersson and Diego Pacheco 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 /​ Jeffrey B. Nugent and Shailender Swaminathan 13. Social capital, survival strategies, and their potential for post-conflict governance in Liberia /​ Amos Sawyer 14. Enforcement and compliance in Lima's street markets : the origins and consequences of policy incoherence towards informal traders /​ Sally Roever 15. 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.
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"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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Beyond formality and informality /​ Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur and Elinor Ostrom
Pt. I. Concepts and measurement
2. Bureaucratic form and the informal economy /​ Keith Hart
3. The global path : soft law and non-sovereigns formalizing the potency of the informal sector /​ Robert K. Christensen
4. The relevance of the concepts of formality and informality : a theoretical appraisal /​ Alice Sindzingre
5. Rethinking the informal economy : linkages with the formal economy and the formal regulatory environment /​ Martha Alter Chen
6. Formal and informal enterprises : concept, definition, and measurement issues in India /​ M. R. Narayana
Pt. II. Empirical studies of policies and interlinking
7. The impact of regulation on growth and informality : cross-country evidence /​ Norman V. Loayza, Ana Maria Oviedo and Luis Serven
8. Financial liberalization in Vietnam : impact on loans from informal, formal, and semi-formal providers /​ Robert Lensink, Mark McGillivray and Pham Thi Thu Tra
9. Blocking human potential : how formal policies block the informal economy in the Maputo corridor /​ Fredrik Soderbaum
10. Microinsurance for the informal economy workers in India /​ Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and Rajeev Ahuja
11. Turning to forestry for a way out of poverty : is formalizing property rights enough? /​ Krister Andersson and Diego Pacheco
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 /​ Jeffrey B. Nugent and Shailender Swaminathan
13. Social capital, survival strategies, and their potential for post-conflict governance in Liberia /​ Amos Sawyer
14. Enforcement and compliance in Lima's street markets : the origins and consequences of policy incoherence towards informal traders /​ Sally Roever
15. 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.

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