Executive Summary - Informal Economy Monitoring Study: Street Vendors
IEMS Type:
Executive Summary
April, 2014
Publication Type:
Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS)

IEMS Sector Report, Executive Summary -  Street Vendors

This is the Executive Summary of the full Sector Report that  synthesizes qualitative and quantitative data from the first (2012) round of IEMS fieldwork in the street vendor sector in five cities:


  • Accra, Ghana
  • Ahmedabad, India
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Lima, Peru
  • Nakuru, Kenya

The Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) is designed to provide credible, grounded evidence of the range of driving forces, both positive and negative, that affect conditions of work in the urban informal economy in 10 cities over time. Specifically, it examines how informal workers are affected by, and respond to, macroeconomic trends, urban policies and practices, value chain dynamics, and other economic and social forces.


Learn more about the Informal Economy Monitoring Study.

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