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Contents List of Figures ix List of Tables x List of Abbreviations xii List of Contributors xiv 1.Beyond Formality and Informality 1 Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur, and Elinor Ostrom Part I. Concepts and Measurement 2.Bureaucratic Form and the Informal Economy 21 Keith Hart 3.The Global Path: Soft Law and Non-sovereigns Formalizing the Potency of the Informal Sector 36 Robert K. Christensen 4.The Relevance of the Concepts of Formality and Informality: A Theoretical Appraisal 58 Alice Sindzingre 5.Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment 75 Martha Alter Chen 6.Formal and Informal Enterprises: Concept, Definition, and Measurement Issues in India 93 M. R. Narayana Part II. Empirical Studies of Policies and Interlinking 7.The Impact of Regulation on Growth and Informality: Cross-Country Evidence 121 Norman V. Loayza, Ana María Oviedo, and Luis Servén 8.Financial Liberalization in Vietnam: Impact on Loans from Informal, Formal, and Semi-formal Providers 145 Robert Lensink, Mark McGillivray, and Pham Thi Thu Trà 9.Blocking Human Potential: How Formal Policies Block the Informal Economy in the Maputo Corridor 163 Fredrik Söderbaum 10.Microinsurance for the Informal Economy Workers in India 179 Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and Rajeev Ahuja 11.Turning to Forestry for a Way Out of Poverty: Is Formalizing Property Rights Enough?; 195 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 212 Jeffrey B. Nugent and Shailender Swaminathan 13.Social Capital, Survival Strategies, and Their Potential for Post-Conflict Governance in Liberia 230 Amos Sawyer 14.Enforcement and Compliance in Lima's Street Markets: The Origins and Consequences of Policy Incoherence Towards Informal Traders 246 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 263 Liz Alden Wily
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Informal sector (Economics) -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Informal sector (Economics) -- Government policy -- Developing countries -- Congresses.