Sokoine University of Agriculture

How informal is the informal sector? an analysis of the setting and characteristics of the informal sector in Morogoro, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Muhanga, M. I.
dc.contributor.author Urassa, J. K.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-27T16:25:54Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-27T16:25:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3784
dc.description MWENGE JOURNAL OF ACADENIC STUDIES - Vol . 3,pp. 37-53 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted in Morogoro Municipality to analyze the setting and characteristics of the Informal Sector (IS). Collection of primary data from 80 respondents was done using a questionnaire. The study results show that those most involved in the IS had low levels of education and no business skills, and generally use family labour, willing to operate businesses at times and locations convenient to customers. The study further shows that 55 % of the IS activities obtained capital from owners’ own sources, and it was further revealed that 82.5 % of the businesses or activities operating in the IS in the selected wards were not licensed and rarely used any machinery. The results further show that 50% of the activities /businesses surveyed were owned by families.The study recommends that: a need for, addressing training needs for the IS andLGAs ’ to intervene the IS’s operations for better performance and contribution to the livelihood but also to allow the LGAs earn income in form of taxes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MWECAU en_US
dc.subject Second Economy en_US
dc.subject Subterranean Economy en_US
dc.subject Hidden Economy en_US
dc.subject Underground Economy en_US
dc.subject Local Government Policy responses en_US
dc.title How informal is the informal sector? an analysis of the setting and characteristics of the informal sector in Morogoro, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url https://www.mwecau.ac.tz/?paged=2 en_US


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