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Namibia"s informal economy

Ntwala Mwilima

Namibia"s informal economy

possibilities for trade union intervention

by Ntwala Mwilima

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Published by Labour Resource and Research Institute in Katutura, Windhoek .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[Ntwala Mwilima].
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 68 p. :
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16358383M
ISBN 109991664807
LC Control Number2007382318

The informal economy is a broad term which includes wage employment (domestic workers, taxi drivers, security guards) and the self-employed (street traders, waste recylers, educare providers. Table of Contents. List of Figures and Tables uction: Why the Informal Economy Matters to Management Paul Godfrey Part 1: Theory and the Informal Economy the foundation for a Theory of Informal Adjustments Justin Webb and Duane Ireland ication, Visibility, and the Informal Economy: A Framework for Future Research Craig Scott and Müge Haseki 4.

The informal sector in Namibia is of vital importance as it provides employment to an estimated people, contributing to an estimated 12 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The government budget deficit has grown by more than 30 percent in the past financial years. The informal economy refers to a series of activities that, by occurring outside the arena of the normal, regulated economy, escape official record keeping. While there are many features of the informal economy discussed in academic literature and technical reports. This paper is not intended to be an exhaustive review of literature.

  As Namibia moves into its third decade of independence, early optimism regarding the country`s ability to rapidly overcome the legacy of apartheid has been tempered by serious concern that the needs and expectations of a substantial portion of the population are not being met. With a continuing unemployment rate of over 37 percent and only one-fifth of Namibian.   Gerda Brand, tax director at Deloitte & Touche Namibia, told Market Watch the informal sector makes up an important part of the Namibian economy and all participants in the economy should contribute to government revenue in an equitable way. PwC Namibia director Johan Nel also expressed the same sentiments.


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THE ministry of labour, a week ago on Wednesday, released Namibia's informal economy case study report, a move in the right direction. Main Navigation -- archive-read The. Namibia's informal economy: possibilities for trade union intervention.

[Ntwala Mwilima] Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Ntwala Mwilima. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "October ". The results of this study are presented in this book.

They provide not only a wealth of information on the characteristics and the problems of the informal economy in Namibia, but also analyse and outline some of the challenges and possible solutions for effective trade union involvement in the informal economy. As such, these results are an.

The main aim of the study was to examine the possibilities for trade union intervention in the informal economy. A total of interviews were conducted with operators and workers, as well as trade unionists and informal economy associations in order to ascertain the working conditions and possibilities for trade unions intervention.

1 June The Namibian (Windhoek) By Ndumba J Kamwanyah. The ministry of labour, a week ago on Wednesday, released Namibia's informal economy case study report, a. The informal economy is the means of survival for many fellow Namibians. *Inge Neunda is the Project Manager: Social Protection/Social Policies and Youth Development at the Friedrich Ebert.

namibia informal economy sector case study Summary: The informal economy is a major source of employment and livelihoods in many countries and interacts closely with the formal economy.

Estimates of the size, contribution, and composition of the informal sector vary widely within regions and across countries in the world.

Economy - overview: Namibia’s economy is heavily dependent on the extraction and processing of minerals for export. Mining accounts for about % of GDP, but provides more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings.

Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds. Learn more about the Namibia economy, including the population of Namibia, GDP, facts, trade, business, inflation and other data and analysis on its economy from the Index of Economic Freedom.

Overview. Namibia is a higher middle income country with an estimated annual GDP per capita of US$5, but has extreme inequalities in income distribution and standard of living.

It leads the list of countries by income inequality with a Gini coefficient of (CIA) and (UN), respectively.

Since independence, the Namibian Government has pursued free-market economic principles designed. THE results of the Namibian Labour Force Survey show that more than half (57%) of the employed people in the country are in the informal sector.

Main Navigation - the growing informal economy in Namibia. Definitions Researcher Anthony Baah argues that there are several different definitions of the informal economy, partly dependent on what purpose and who is defining the sector. He states that “The Informal Economy has been defined in many ways.

Most of these definitions are rather. This open-access book, edited by Martha Chen and Françoise Carré, brings together leading scholars to investigate recent conceptual shifts, research findings and policy debates on the informal economy. It is the culmination of 20 years of pioneering work by WIEGO and calls for a paradigm shift in how the informal economy is perceived to reflect the realities of informal work in.

"Namibia's informal economy is structured in such a way that it has more operators (82 ) than workers, which comes to 47 of the total figure," said Ntwala Mwilima, a researcher at LaRRi, said. Figure 2 shows how the composition of Namibia’s economy has evolved over the past decade.

Agriculture’s share of gross value added declined from % in to % in The share of industry (including mining) in the economy also diminished, from 35% to 31% over the period. Services. The informal economy is becoming the largest base for employment in Namibia, estimated at two-thirds of employment.

Urban planning and development needs to acknowledge this reality to actively. The Informal Economy Revisited is the culmination of 20 years of pioneering work by WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing), a global network of researchers, development practitioners and organisations of informal workers in 90 countries.

Researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and advocates will all find this book an invaluable guide to. By Timo Shihepo Windhoek - Namibia’s informal sector, which makes up about 37% of the national economy, continues to grow at a time when the country’s formal economy is.

Namibia’s economy has continued to face significant headwinds, with real output contracting by a further % in Having grown at an average % between andNamibia’s economy entered a recession in and has since struggled to grow.

COVID (coronavirus) is set to have an unprecedented impact on Namibia’s economy. The informal economy under any governing system is diverse and includes small-scaled, occasional members (often street vendors and garbage recyclers) as well as larger, regular enterprises (including transit systems such as that of Lima, Peru).Informal economies include garment workers working from their homes, as well as informally employed personnel of formal enterprises.

The newly appointed Labour Advisory Council will prioritise the transformation of the informal sector into the mainstream economy through advice on policy to the ministry of labour.Social Protection for the Informal Economy and Vulnerable Workers in Namibia Final Report 20 December 1 TABLE OF CONTENT TUCNA Trade Union Congress of Namibia WIEGO Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising.

3 LIST OF TABLES Table 1: Comparison of level of Social Protection between Formal and Informal.90 jobs were lost in the informal sector in Namibia. When segmenting, between formal and informal employment, data shows that informal employment in Namibia has been contracting from 43% of total employment indeclining to 33% and 16% of total employment in and respectively.

This is contrary to trends in other.