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The Informal Sector
Poverty alleviation and job creation - The dilemma of developing countries

Different sectors, common goals


Whats in a name? Whats the difference? Love-hate relationships with formal sectors - What should the response of the governments be? Poverty alleviation and job creation - Different sectors, common goals What do we do? Is the informal sector a transitionary sector?? The informal sector and Small and Medium Enterprises Interconnectedness, partnerships and continuity with the formal sector
F or many local and national governments in developing countries, the goal of poverty alleviation, coupled with job creation, remains a key for overall development. These challenges are exacerbated by an increasing proportion of its population that is migrating to cities and urbanized areas.

Amist a lack of action from governments, the informal sector thrives for precisely the same reason - to alleviate poverty and create jobs. How can we change our attitudes to the informal sector and understand its true contribution to developmental processes, even if transitionary?



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