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Nopoor Policy Brief Nr.27: The Recognisation of the importance of the informal sector: evidence from Vietnam

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The household businesses and the informal sector play a key role in the Vietnamese economy and it will do so in the mid-term. It is a major player in the promotion of inclusive economic growth by providing jobs for a large segment of the population, by its flexibility, by the dynamism of one of its segments, and by the large room for improvement of its productivity. Yet, it is up to now largely left out from public policies. By collecting new data on this sector, the NOPOOR project has contributed to raise the attention of the policy makers in order to achieve more productive employment and to tackle the vulnerability of its workers.

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