Women in the Informal Economy: Experiments in Governance from Emerging Countries

Ramani, Shyama V., Chattopadhyay, Sutapa, Thutupalli, Ajay, Medovarszki, Tamás, Chattopadhyay, Sutapa and Ravichandran, Veena (2013). Women in the Informal Economy: Experiments in Governance from Emerging Countries. UNU Policy Brief. United Nations University.

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  • Sub-type Policy brief
    Author Ramani, Shyama V.
    Chattopadhyay, Sutapa
    Thutupalli, Ajay
    Medovarszki, Tamás
    Chattopadhyay, Sutapa
    Ravichandran, Veena
    Title Women in the Informal Economy: Experiments in Governance from Emerging Countries
    Series Title UNU Policy Brief
    Volume/Issue No. 5
    Publication Date 2013
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 8
    Language eng
    Abstract Women entrepreneurs in the informal economy need business agreements with other women (and men) that offer 'space' for dialogue to learn and build business capabilities. While formalization of entrepreneurial activity is favourable under some circumstances, it can be detrimental under others, necessitating a case-by-case evaluation. Many top-down actions for women's empowerment in the informal sector are only effective in gender-neutral economic development programmes. In this Policy Brief, we argue that although policy interventions may be favourable, they are neither necessary not sufficient for change, as successful women rile models are often the best agents for sweeping change.
    UNBIS Theasarus ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISSN 18148026
    ISBN 9789280850017
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