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Towards sustainable livelihood in the Tanzanian informal economy: Facilitating inclusion, organization, and rights for street vendors

In spite of having some intensive national strategies to address poverty, Tanzania lacks a coherent national strategy to ensure sustainable livelihoods for those working in its informal economy, of which street vending is an important sector...

Tanzania Livelihoods Informal sector
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the poor: Insights from the Hrishipara diaries

In this paper, we examine the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of the poor. We use an unusually rich data set from a ‘financial diaries’ study known as the Hrishipara Daily Diaries Project...

COVID-19 Lockdown Livelihoods
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Long-run rural livelihood diversification in Kagera, Tanzania

What drives livelihood diversification among predominantly rural households in developing countries and how can welfare-enhancing patterns be established and sustained in the long run?...

Income diversification Tanzania Livelihoods
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Uganda’s nascent oil sector: Revenue generation, investor-stakeholder alignment, and public policy

This paper discusses the political economy of oil in Uganda since the announcement of its discovery in 2006. It focuses on the dynamics of oil revenue generation (pre-commercial production) and expenditure, investor-stakeholder contestation (i.e...

Environment Livelihoods Oil
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Informality and work status

The most important determinant of households’ livelihoods is how much they earn for their labour...

Informal work Work status Livelihoods
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Transforming informal work and livelihoods in China

The informal sector has long been viewed as a locus of the disadvantaged, unskilled, and inexperienced workers in under-developed and developing economies...

China Informal sector Livelihoods
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Structural poverty dynamics in urban South Africa: A mixed-methods investigation

This paper examines the extent and determinants of structural poverty dynamics in South Africa, focusing on the socio-economically disadvantaged urban African population...

Poverty Social mobility Livelihoods
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