Informal Economy Budget Analysis: Accra Metropolis
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WIEGO Working Paper No. 33
Adamtey, Nicholas.
March, 2015
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Working Papers

Informal Economy Budget Analysis: Accra MetropolisWIEGO’s Informal Economy Budget Analysis (IEBA) examines how government budgets address the needs and interests of different groups of informal workers. It also explores what opportunities exist for informal workers (or their representatives) to participate at different stages of the budget process.


This paper examines the informal economy with a particular focus on traders in the Accra Metropolis. These workers constitute a large proportion of all workers in the Metropolis. In addition to considering the role of the informal economy in the broader economy of Ghana, this study focuses on resource allocations to areas that impact directly on traders in the Accra Metropolis.


The study further explores other related issues between the traders and the local government agency, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). The essence of the study involves highlighting key areas of concern to traders as well as the role of the AMA in addressing the challenges affecting the traders and how the budget assists or hinders the AMA in doing this.


This study tries as much as possible to present the issues in a way that will assist policymakers in making informed decisions that will enhance public policy and assist people who work informally.


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