Women in The Informal Sector : Resisting Poverty in Juba(2000 – 2005)

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Diana Danga Lubari Ramba
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University of Khartoum
As most of the third world countries have undermined the prospect of ILO of the informal sector being a model of development in Africa; this paper is trying to justify this prospect and urges the third world countries to consider the informal sector in the their national policies. The research is divided into two parts; the theoretical and application. In the theoretical part vast definitions of the informal sector through two approaches are reviewed. Then follows summarized reviews on; measures of the informal sector, the intimate relations of women with the informal sector, a background on poverty in various societies and how it had been dealt with, prospect of informal sector as a potential to poverty alleviation in the third world, and a reflection on previous researches on the informal sector in Sudan and their outcomes. The application part composes of statistical tables of data and analysis and, findings and suggestions. The study targeted women who are selling goods and services at the peripheries of main markets in Juba. It tries to examine how this most vulnerable segment of society to poverty managed to resist hunger, maintain livelihood and improve the standard of their households. It also tries to examine how the informal sector contributes to the economy. Field survey was carried out in Juba in May 2005, where questionnaires, interviews and observation were used to collect data in various markets, in which clusters of women selling products in the peripheries are wide spread. Simple random sampling was used to choose the samples of the population for the study. A statistical measure is used to find averages of facts and generalize the results. The findings of the research proves that the informal sector is effective in rescuing poor household from perishing from hunger, sustain livelihood and improve their standard of living, through a self-reliant system of economy. The informal sector also contributes to the local government revenues by paying fees for the local council authorities for the display of their goods and services. Therefore in addition to the ILO’s proclamation, the research suggests to governments of the third world to consider and organize the work of the informal sector without interfering in its system of laissez-fair
A thesis submitted to University of Khartoum in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Development Planning
development planning woman informal sector poverty Juba University of Khartoum
Diana Danga Lubari Ramba, Women in The Informal Sector:Resisting Poverty in Juba(2000 – 2005) .- Khartoum : University of Khartoum, 2008 .- 70p. : illus., 28cm., MS.c.