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Promoting environmental sustainability in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in Tanzania

This study examines the interaction between formalization of the artisanal and small-scale mining subsector and the regulation of negative environmental impacts in Tanzania...

Formalization Small-scale mining Coordination incentives
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Formalization and productivity: Firm-level evidence from Viet Nam

Using a firm-level panel dataset on private small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Viet Nam’s manufacturing sector, this paper examines productivity dynamics of formal and informal firms...

Formalization Productivity Firm productivity
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Political connections and firm's formalization: Evidence from Viet Nam

The literature shows that political connections have different effects on firms’ activities. However, the question of how political connections affect firms’ formalization has not been explored...

Political connections Formalization Viet Nam
The effects of firm formalization — a mixed-method study on Mozambique

On 17 September 2020, Hanna Berkel, researcher at the University of Copenhagen, will discuss her latest research on the impact of formalization on Mozambican firms.

17 September 2020
Zoom, Maputo, Mozambique
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Financial disincentives to formal work: Evidence from Ecuador and Colombia

The aim of this paper is to quantify the financial cost that informal workers would incur in the event of entering formality, accounting for potential earnings gains upon entry...

Formalization Informal sector Informality
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