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(Why) have pro-poor policies failed Africa's working poor?

Lyons, M., Brown, Alison Margaret Braithwaite ORCID: and Msoka, C. 2012. (Why) have pro-poor policies failed Africa's working poor? Journal of International Development 24 (8) , pp. 1008-1029. 10.1002/jid.2876

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Globalisation, liberalisation and urbanisation have contributed to a rapid growth of urban informal economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Commerce has become a dominant feature of national economies, and street vending has become a prime source of employment for poor urban dwellers, yet most work illegally, and evictions and harassment are common. The paper examines the process and impacts of three pro-poor reform agendas in Tanzania, each representing a different ideology of reform, and draws on survey results from 2007 and 2011 to assess their potential to legitimate the activities of street vendors and to ameliorate their relations with the state. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: Africa; informal economy; pro-poor policy; Right to the City; Legal Empowerment of the Poor; Business Environment Reforms; urban poverty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISSN: 1099-1328
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 10:31

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