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By Dominique Haughton,Nancy Benjamin,Ahmadou Aly Mbaye,Ibrahima Thione Diop,Stephen S. Golub,Birahim Bouna Niang

The casual region in West Africa has a few exact features. Informality often connotes small and unorganized manufacturers working at the fringes of the formal economic climate. In West African nations, even if, the conventional state of affairs is to a point reversed: a dynamic casual zone dominates the stagnant formal financial system. furthermore, in those international locations, small operators coexist with very huge and politically well-connected casual organisations and well-organized networks. even though its significance, there were particularly few systematic stories of this twin function of the casual area in West Africa, and therefore too little is understood approximately it. one in every of our hypotheses is that determinants and applicable coverage responses tend to vary among “large” and “small” casual operations.This quantity specializes in the city casual area in 3 capital towns: Dakar (Senegal), Cotonou (Benin) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). those 3 nations have very important adjustments and as a bunch, are rather consultant of francophone West Africa and to a lesser volume West Africa as an entire. The authors use a mixture of quantitative and qualitative ways with information received from our new financial institution surveys of 900 companies within the 3 towns, interviews with a professional stakeholders and members, and all to be had secondary info. For the surveys, the authors designed their sampling technique to contain 3 detailed different types of companies: formal, small casual, and big casual. additionally, they built a entire definition of casualness to mirror its complexity and heterogeneneity. The definition (Chapter 1) covers six elements of casualness, while past definitions are as a rule restricted to a binary category in accordance with one or symptoms. the consequences for West Africa corroborate many findings from prior stories, rather for small casual enterprises. additionally, the authors holiday new floor by means of laying off mild at the huge casual zone and the impact of institutional and socio-cultural elements in shaping the casual sector.

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