Sustainable Development Strategies: what roles for informal economy initiatives in the Post-2015 SDGs?

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSustainable Development Research at ICIS:
    Subtitle of host publicationTaking Stock and Looking Ahead
    EditorsR. Cörvers, J. de Kraker, R. Kemp, P. Martens, H. van Lente
    PublisherICIS Maastricht University
    Pages113-144
    Number of pages432
    ISBN (Print)978 94 6159 647 5
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    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.