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Training and skills acquisition in the informal sector : a literature review


  • Liimatainen, Marjo-Riitta.


Reviews literature published from 1990-2000 on skills training for informal economy workers in Africa and Asia.

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  • Liimatainen, Marjo-Riitta., 2002. "Training and skills acquisition in the informal sector : a literature review," ILO Working Papers 993571203402676, International Labour Organization.
  • Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:993571203402676

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    1. Haan, Hans Christiaan., 2002. "Training for work in the informal sector : new evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda," ILO Working Papers 993580143402676, International Labour Organization.
    2. Kent, David W. & Mushi, Paul S.D., 1995. "The Education and Training of Artisans for the Informal Sector in Tanzania," Education Research Papers 12880, Department for International Development (DFID) (UK).
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    2. Brewer, Laura., 2004. "Youth at risk : the role of skills development in facilitating the transition to work," ILO Working Papers 993733893402676, International Labour Organization.
    3. Palmer, Robert., 2008. "Skills and productivity in the informal economy," ILO Working Papers 994131423402676, International Labour Organization.
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