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PresentationUNU-WIDER hosts special session at the AERC biannual research workshop on ‘The job ladder’
As part of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) biannual research workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, UNU-WIDER coordinates a special session on the forthcoming book The job ladder: Transforming informal work and livelihoods in developing...
BlogIn memory of Ela Ramesh Bhatt — The gentle revolutionary
Ela Ramesh Bhatt, the founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association ( SEWA ) of India, passed away on 2 November 2022...Informality Labour unions Labour movement
Working PaperDomestic revenue mobilization and informality: Challenges and opportunities for sub-Saharan Africa
Effective domestic revenue mobilization has gained renewed urgency, especially in the light of the need to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic...Domestic revenue mobilization Shadow economy Tax revenue
BlogDigital platforms and job search: Experimental evidence from Mozambique
Digital technologies can be deployed to improve job search, but their effectiveness in practice is disrupted...Informality Job search Unemployment
Journal ArticlePrecarization or protection?: The role of trade and labour policies on informality
Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informalityBrazil Informality Trade
Journal ArticleInformality and firm performance in Myanmar
Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informalityFirms Informality Myanmar
Journal ArticleChoices and constraints: The nature of informal employment in urban Mexico
Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informalityInformal work Labour market Labour market segmentation
Journal ArticleJob quality and labour market transitions: Evidence from Mexican informal and formal workers
Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informalityInformal work job quality Labour market dynamics
Journal ArticleWhat sustains informality?
Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informalityInformal work Labour market Informality
Journal ArticleEthnic diversity and informal work in Ghana
Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informalityEthnic diversity Informal work Informality
Journal Special IssueWhat sustains informality
The special issue contributes significantly to critical issues related to the nature of informal employment and its determinants, how informal firms can grow their business and productivity, and the effects of labour market regulations and social ins...Informal work Informality Labour market
BlogCan access to finance spur entrepreneurship in Indian informal sector?
Credit constraints, a consequence of the widespread failure of credit markets in developing countries, are widely regarded as a key constraint to entrepreneurship...India Informality Entrepreneurship
Working PaperFemale labour supply and informal employment in Ecuador
Low- and middle-income countries face a trade-off between raising tax revenue to strengthen social protection and creating incentives for the population to enter formal employment...Labour supply Informal work Tax-benefit policy
BlogThe COVID-19 crisis, informal workers, and gender — understanding the intersections
The COVID-19 crisis — the pandemic, restrictions, and recession — has not been a grand leveler...Equality and inequality COVID-19 Gender
Journal ArticleInformal work in sub-Saharan Africa: Dead end or stepping-stone?
Despite rapid economic growth in recent decades, informality remains a persistent phenomenon in the labor markets of many low- and middle-income countries...Informality Labour market dynamics Sub-Saharan Africa