Project: for poverty alleviation
Role of the informal service sector in poverty alleviation
About the project
- Duration of the project:
- May 1995-December 1996
- Poverty alleviation through formulation of better policies and programmes for development of the informal service sector through studying the characteristics and problems, constraints and the policies for informal service sector in urban areas.
- Participating countries:
- Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. The project targeted senior government officials responsible for dealing with the problems of urban poverty and the informal service sector.
- Participants in the regional seminar formulated and adopted a set of recommendations for enhancing the productivity and earnings of participants of the informal service sector. These recommendations are reproduced in the publication of the project.
Meetings and workshops
- Expert group meeting on the role of the informal service sector in poverty alleviation.
Bangkok, 14-15 September 1995.
- Regional seminar on the role of the informal service sector in poverty alleviation
Bangkok, 14-17 May 1996.
- Role of the informal service sector in urban poverty alleviation (1996) (ST/ESCAP/1706).
The publication contains the regional synthesis paper and recommendations of the regional seminar as well as the country studies on Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand.
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