Posted by: APO | 25 May 2017

Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

Africa’s vast but informal cross-border trade can contribute to improving livelihoods and increasing regional integration across the continent, according to a new report presented at a conference here. Informal cross-border trading, in which transactions are not compliant with local tax and other rules, accounts for a large share – between 20 and a hefty 70 percent – of employment in sub-Saharan Africa,… Read more on


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