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The informal sector deserves more attention in African development

Current developmental discourses focus more on shoehorning Western-inspired policies into African governance rather than exploring how existing economic models can be adapted to our countries’ needs. Given its importance to local economies, the informal sector deserves more attention as a driver of development. According to The International Labour Organisation (ILO), the informal sector equates to… Read More

Innovation within the informal sector

Exploring the innovation shown in various industries within the informal sector, we can draw inspiration from the business concept of street hawking, or, as I like to call it, “Traffic Marketing”. Most people who have lived or been to West Africa are aware of the term “go-slow” or traffic congestion. In Nigeria, for instance, it’s… Read More

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