STREET VENDING IN AFRICAN CITI ES: A SYNTHESIS OF EMPIRICAL FINDINGS FROM KENYA, COTE D’IV OIRE, GHANA, ZIMBABWE, UGANDA AND SOUTH AFRICA
Mitullah, Winnie V
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his report is a synthesis of six case studies on street vendi ng in Africa. The case studies re drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Gh ana, Cote D'Ivoire and South Africa. The synthesis of the case studies arose out of a World Bank invitation to Women In Employment Globalising and Organising [WIE GO] to contribute to its forthcoming World Development Report [WDR] focusing on the theme `Investment Climate'. The main interest of the World Bank is the assessm ent of constraints to business growth in the informal economy. Those working in the in formal economy work in unregulated and unprotected environments that are not conducive to business. The synthesis of the six case studies assesses the bus iness/environment constraint s for street vendors and the responses made by various stakeholders including the vendors themselves.
CitationBackground Paper for the 2005 World Development Report
Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi