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

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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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Informal sector (Economics) -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Informal sector (Economics) -- Government policy -- Developing countries -- Congresses.