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Technical study on the sectors and trades of the informal economy in urban and rural areas, to determine suitable mechanisms for affiliation to the social protection system and incentive measures. - P4H Network

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Technical study on the sectors and trades of the informal economy in urban and rural areas, to determine suitable mechanisms for affiliation to the social protection system and incentive measures.

The successful extension of social protection to the informal economy in some African countries confirms the need2 for a complete overhaul of conventional thinking, and even a paradigm shift. They recommend taking into account the proximity dynamics that already exist in the informal economy. And even if the voluntary approach tried out for years in other countries does not seem to be a better option, taking into account the endogenous “drainage” processes of the players, incorporated into their practices and solidarity schemes, could get round the inertia of “voluntarism”. These experiences provide guidelines for action in Cameroon.