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Les économies urbaines subsahariennes et le problème de la mobilisation de ressources via le secteur informel



Based on the recent studies of the local economies in Western Africa and on survey data about the informal sector of Bobo-Dioulasso city (Burkina Faso), this work aimed to contribute to the reflection on the mobilisation of the fiscal resources in the average cities for financing city development. It confirms the marginality of local budgets in regard to the rawlocal product and the communal expenditure which increased with the decentralisation. Thismarginality of local budgets is mainly the consequence of the ineffectiveness of the fiscal administrations in the informal sector. Actually the informal sector is very heterogeneous anddifficult to encircle compared to the modern one. But, it's possible to overcome this difficultyas proved by typological analyses of the informal sector – realised by means of the method ofhierarchical classification coupled with an analysis of multiple correspondences – because inthis sector there are homogeneous subgroups for which an adequate policy of support or a fiscalone can be applied. Built for this occasion, the optimisation model gives a theoretical esquireto the problems of the taxability of micro-units. This model allows to analyse these problemsand to propose strategies of taxation of the informal units going in the direction of an adaptedfiscal policy. This model deserves to be completed and improved, by introducing for examplemechanisms of instigation, penalty or deterrence to enrich the analysis. (Full text in French)

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  • Adama Zerbo, 2001. "Les économies urbaines subsahariennes et le problème de la mobilisation de ressources via le secteur informel," Documents de travail 62, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.
  • Handle: RePEc:mon:ceddtr:62

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    1. Traoré, Jean Abel & Ouedraogo, Idrissa Mohamed, 2015. "Public policies promoting the informal economy: effects on incomes, employment and growth in Burkina Faso," MPRA Paper 74760, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Adama Zerbo, 2003. "Pauvreté urbaine au Burkina-Faso : une exploitation de la complémentarité empirique des approches de l'utilité et des capabilités," Documents de travail 80, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.

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    JEL classification:

    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
    • O23 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies

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