Including Urban Informality for Economic Development in Masvingo City, Zimbabwe

Indonesian Journal of Social and Environmental Issues (IJSEI)

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Title Including Urban Informality for Economic Development in Masvingo City, Zimbabwe
Creator Average Chigwenya
Prisca Simbanegavi
Subject Informality
Right to The City
Urban Planning
Urban Poor
Description The informal sector has been excluded in the development of cities despite playing a big role in providing livelihoods to a lot of urban dwellers. Their contribution to the city economy has been marginalized despite the size of this sector and the contribution to livelihoods of the urban poor.  City space has therefore continued to be contested arena as urban poor are fighting for access to city space. The research examined the role the informal sector can play in city of Masvingo. The research utilized a mixed methods approach to data collection, where both qualitative and quantitative methods were employed. Questionnaires, semi structures interviews and field observations were   employed. Interviews were done with key informant in various sectors dealing with issues of informality. The field observation were done in transact walks in areas occupied by urban informality. The research found out that the informal sector in City of Masvingo is playing a critical role in employment creation and therefore is providing sources of livelihood to a lot of people but the city authorities are doing very little to help the  development and growth of the informal sector. Hence the economic contribution of the informal sector has been marginalized.
Publisher Literacy Instiitute
Date 2020-12-05
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Indonesian Journal of Social and Environmental Issues (IJSEI); Vol. 1 No. 3 (2020): December; 137-150
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Average Chigwenya, Prisca Simbanegavi

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