Informal finance in the informal economy : promoting decent work among the working poor

Working paper on the informal economy 2002/14

Based mainly on a comparative study of informal finance in Uganda and India in 2001. Investigates sources of finance used by informal operators to start their enterprises and examines trends in the use of formal versus informal financial services. Explores potential links between formal and informal financial institutions. Covers trends from the 1970s to 2001.