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Securing LivelihoodsInformal Economy Practices and Institutions$
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Isabelle Hillenkamp, Frédéric Lapeyre, and Andreia Lemaître

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199687015

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687015.001.0001

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Formalizing the Informal in Rwanda

Formalizing the Informal in Rwanda

From Artisanal to Modern Brick and Tile Ovens

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(p.235) 13 Formalizing the Informal in Rwanda
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Securing Livelihoods
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An Ansoms

Murison Jude

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687015.003.0013

The policy of the Government of Rwanda to formalize the informal sector has affected local livelihoods. This paper acknowledges the accomplishments of the Government in improving the business climate. However, its efforts to attract large-scale, capital-intensive projects have discouraged small-scale investment initiatives by local entrepreneurs. Through a case study on the brick and tile business in two rural settings in Rwanda, we analyse how the transition from the informal to the formal sector can have negative impacts on employment creation and local livelihoods.

Keywords:   informal, Rwanda, livelihoods, villagization, youth, employment

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