Informality in the World Development Report 2013

The World Development Report 2013 discussed the subject of ‘Jobs’. The World Bank has decided to embrace the idea of economic informality, deciding that ‘ informal is normal’ and may even be ‘transformative’. PNG is still an agrarian economy and it is necessary for it to create non-agricultural ‘jobs’ (meaning opportunities for self-employment) in rural areas, adding value to agricultural produce and providing the services for which demand grows as agricultural incomes rise.

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