Powerful and continuing processes of globalization hold implications for the capacities of different sectors to contribute to well-being. Conventional thinking is nevertheless still focused on top-down strategies that seek to include and integrate people and places into the global capitalist economy. But, as a safeguard against the vagaries of the formal economic system, an important complementary approach could be to embrace and support bottom-up options for poverty relief and welfare delivery that operate outside the realm of the money economy. This implies recognizing the role of the informal economy more explicitly and creating a facilitating context for social innovations that can play important roles in more sustainable development. This chapter frames the issues as a contribution to discourse over the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
|Title of host publication||Sustainable Development Research at ICIS:|
|Subtitle of host publication||Taking Stock and Looking Ahead|
|Editors||R. Cörvers, J. de Kraker, R. Kemp, P. Martens, H. van Lente|
|Publisher||ICIS Maastricht University|
|Number of pages||432|
|ISBN (Print)||978 94 6159 647 5|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
Weaver, P. (2016). Sustainable Development Strategies: what roles for informal economy initiatives in the Post-2015 SDGs? . In R. Cörvers, J. de Kraker, R. Kemp, P. Martens, & H. van Lente (Eds.), Sustainable Development Research at ICIS: : Taking Stock and Looking Ahead (pp. 113-144). [Chapter 12] ICIS Maastricht University.