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Policies & Programmes for Household Enterprises in Africa

In 2008, the World Bank Africa Region launched a three-year cross-country study on Improving the Productivity and Reducing Risk of Household Enterprises. One objective of this study was to highlight the scale and persistence of self-employment and economic activities based in the household rather than “firms,” even in economies with strong growth both overall and in wage employment (which remains too small to absorb a substantial share of new entrants in most developing countries).

Typology of Social Protection Programmes

Social Security – The term is commonly used to refer to government programmes designed to provide for the basic economic security and welfare of individuals and their dependents. The programmes classified under the term social security differ from one country to another, but all are the result of government legislation and all are designed to provide some kind of monetary payment to defray a loss of or a deficiency in income, and/or to assist individuals to build their own security mechanisms for their futures.

Legal Empowerment of the Poor: Process & Outcomes

The conceptual framework underlying the agenda of the Commission for the Legal Empowerment of the Poor had the following elements:

Commercial Law & Informal Enterprises: The WIEGO Perspective

Policy Stance

The underlying policy stance that informs WIEGO’s work in support of the working poor who run very small informal enterprises is that …

Worker Welfare Funds in India

Worker welfare funds represent one of the models developed in India for providing social protection to workers in the informal economy. India has a federal structure and these funds have been set up by various State governments as well as by the Central government of India.

Towards a Domestic Work Convention: ILO Process, Timetable and Documents

January 2009

The International Labour Office (hereafter Office) sent a law and practice report along with a questionnaire to ILO. Member States Governments have to consult with workers’ organizations and employers’ associations.

Download the Decent work for domestic workers Report IV(1), 2010

World Bank: A Holistic Framework

In 2007, the Latin America division of the World Bank brought out a publication entitled Informality: Exit and Exclusion co-authored by Guillermo Perry, William F. Maloney, Omar Arias, Pablo Fajnzylber, and Jaime Saavedra. In this publication, the co-authors presented a holistic framework of the composition and causes of informality, as follows:

Ravi Kanbur: A Holistic Framework

In 2009, Ravi Kanbur, Professor of Economics at Cornell University, posited a conceptual framework for distinguishing between four types of economic responses to regulation, as follows:

A. Stay within the ambit of the regulation and comply.
B. Stay within the ambit of the regulation but not comply.
C. Adjust activity to move out of the ambit of the regulation.
D. Outside the ambit of the regulation in the first place, so no need to adjust.