Geostrategic magazine

L’Africa e la complessità dell’economia informale

Dall’analisi di Hisham Aidi, Policy Center for the New South. This piece examines the role of labor and religious movements in the face of the “informalization” of the African economy. How does the growth of an informal sector set back class formation and labor activism? How will the rise of economic networks outside formal economic and political channels affect state capacity? Can labor unions develop organizational independence if the labor market is segmented with a growing number of informal workers? What happens when labor market “insiders” confront a growing number of labor market “outsiders”?

Informal Markets and Parallel States (