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Linking the Formal and Informal EconomyConcepts and Policies$
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Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur, and Elinor Ostrom

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199204762

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199204764.001.0001

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Enforcement and compliance in Lima's street markets: the origins and consequences of policy incoherence towards informal traders

Enforcement and compliance in Lima's street markets: the origins and consequences of policy incoherence towards informal traders

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(p.246) 14 Enforcement and compliance in Lima's street markets: the origins and consequences of policy incoherence towards informal traders
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Linking the Formal and Informal Economy
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Sally Roever

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199204764.003.0014

For decades, excessive and costly regulations have provided strong incentives for people to work outside Peru’s formal economy. In the case of street vending, repeated efforts to govern street traders’ use of public space have produced a body of policy that is incoherent and ultimately unenforceable. This paper identifies two sources of such policy incoherence: (1) a lack of definitional clarity in national and metropolitan level policy; and (2) contradictory legal provisions concerning municipalities’ right to charge fees for street traders’ use of public space. It is shown how municipal policy oscillates dramatically over time as local governments experiment with different ways to implement the contradictory policies created by national and metropolitan laws. The constant improvisation at the municipal level precludes stable and effective governance of street trade.

Keywords:   informal economy, street vending, local governance, policy incoherence

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