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The African Retail Market

According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African retail market is characterised by approximately 90% of transactions occurring through informal channels. 489 more words

September 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today?

“Stolen from the subscriber … a plaid jacket.”

Peter Bulkley was the victim of a theft! 321 more words

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Labour Exploitation

In a research article published in the Arts and Social Sciences Journal entitled Economic Informal Sector and the Perspective of Informal Workers in India, the authors explore various dynamics that characterise the informal economy. 579 more words

The Cost Of Informality

In a quest to formalise informal businesses, there are certain factors that stand in the way of this goal. It is clear that a good number of informal enterprises operate the way they do due to the underlying socio-economic background in which they find themselves working. 567 more words

Is the mall economy in Kenya viable?

This article first appeared in my weekly column with the Business Daily on September 3, 2017

Over the past few years the hype of the emerging African middle class has made headlines across the world. 573 more words


Marginal money, mainstream economy

Max Gallien, a student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, was joint runner-up in Making Sense of Society, the ESRC’s writing competition 2017 in partnership with SAGE Publishing. 827 more words