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Report
Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 2018 Qualitative Study

The purpose of this report is to give a nuanced picture of the SME business environment in Myanmar as a complement to the 2017 MSME quantitative survey conducted within the project ‘ Towards Inclusive Development in Myanmar ’...

SMEs Manufacturing Informal sector
Working Paper
Financial disincentives to formal work: Evidence from Ecuador and Colombia

The aim of this paper is to quantify the financial cost that informal workers would incur in the event of entering formality, accounting for potential earnings gains upon entry...

formalization Informal sector Informality
Book Chapter
Employment and productivity growth in Tanzania's service sector

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Services Informal sector Economic growth
Research Brief
The decline of the labour share in Mexico, 1990–2015 Labour market Informal sector Wages
Working Paper
Why do household businesses in Viet Nam stay informal?

Using unbalanced panel data from the small and medium enterprise surveys in Viet Nam in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015, this paper investigates factors associated with informality in Viet Nam...

Formal and informal Informal sector Household business
Report
Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017: Descriptive Report

Myanmar’s transition to a market-based economy is accompanied by rapid development of the private manufacturing sector, which has large potential for improving economic growth...

SMEs Manufacturing Informal sector
Policy Brief
Africa's Lions: Three challenges limiting the potential for inclusive growth Growth Employment infrastructure
Working Paper
Employment and productivity growth in Tanzania’s service sector

Despite Tanzania’s rapid recent growth, the vast majority of employment creation has been in informal services. This paper addresses the role that different subsectors of formal and informal services have played in Tanzania’s growth...

Services Informal sector Economic growth
Book
Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies Growth Employment infrastructure
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