Publications | ELLA
8
May
2017
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Annotated Bibliography: Informality and Inclusive Growth

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on "Informality and Inclusive Growth"

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4
May
2017
BRIEFS

Rethinking the Effect of Informality On Inclusive Growth: Lessons from Colombia and South Africa

This policy brief uses the case studies of South Africa and Colombia to argue that the relationship between informality and inclusive growth depends on the type of informality in question.

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28
Apr
2017
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Do informal labour markets promote or constrain inclusive growth?

This infographic explores the differences between informal labour markets in Colombia and South Africa and how different local contexts result in different types of informality and policy implications.

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Rethinking the effect of informality on inclusive growth: lessons from Colombia and South Africa for their regions

This paper attempts to understand the nature of the impact that labour informality has on inclusive growth, by comparing the cases of Colombia and South Africa: two upper-middle income countries with very different views and government approaches to the issue.

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22
Sep
2016
BRIEFS

On the Doorstep of Formality: Different solutions for Different Informalities

This brief analyses how informality affects inclusive growth, studying informality by different socio-economic groups, and presents policy recommendations for each of these groups.

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16
Sep
2016
BRIEFS

Informality and Inclusive Growth: What South Africa can tell us about the benefits and costs of informal employment

This brief explores the relationship between informal employment and inclusive growth in sub-Saharan Africa, focused on the case of South Africa, with recommendations on how to address different types of informality.

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18
Jul
2016
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Informality and inclusive growth in sub-saharan Africa

Infographic developed based on the Research Paper "Informality and inclusive growth in sub-saharan Africa".

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3
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Informality and Inclusive Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

This research seeks to explore the relationship between the different types of informal employment and inclusive growth in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on South Africa.

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1
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Informality and Inclusive Growth in Latin America: The Case of Colombia

This research seeks to understand the impact of informality on inclusive growth in Latin America, particularly in Colombia, taking into account the different types of informality and their causes.

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23
Mar
2016
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Employment and Taxes in Latin America

This paper analyses the labour effects of taxes and explores empirically the effects of payroll taxes, the VAT and corporate income taxes. It uses national-level data of labour variables for 15 Latin American countries

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2
Oct
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Brechas de ingresos laborales en el Perú urbano: una exploración de la economía informal

Esta investigación busca establecer si las diferencias de ingresos entre los trabajadores con empleo formal e informal pueden ser explicadas por los atributos productivos de la mano de obra o si, por el contrario, son resultado de una segmentación del mercado laboral.

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4
Aug
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

A Tale of Two Species : Revisiting the Effect of Registration Reform on Informal Business Owners in Mexico

Different views have been put forward to explain why most firms in developing countries operate informally. One argues that informal-business owners are people trying to make a living while searching for a wage job. Another argues that they do not register their firms because of complex regulation processes. This paper contributes to recent literature that argues that both factors are at work.

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27
May
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Informality and Inclusive Growth

This design and methods paper sets out how the authors will explore the transitions between unemployment, informality and formal employment and how they might affect or promote inclusive growth at both individual and macroeconomic level.

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13
May
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Taxes and Transition: Formalising Small-Scale Farmers in Peru?

This Briefing Paper from IIED looks at the Peruvian government's attempts to formalise small-scale farmers, offering lessons applicable in Peru and beyond.

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