(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Do micro enterprises benefit from the ‘Doing Business’ reforms? the case of street-vending in Tanzania

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, London South Bank Univ., London, ROYAUME-UNI
  • School of Planning and Geography, Univ., Cardiff, ROYAUME-UNI
  • Institute of Development Studies, Univ., Dar es Salaam, TANZANIE, REPUBLIQUE-UNIE DE


The article sought to investigate whether the World Bank’s optimistic predictions with regard to the impact of its ‘Doing Business’ reforms on micro entrepreneurs in Tanzania were justified by events, or whether its subsequent abandonment of this optimistic position reflected a disappointing reality. Findings were that the experiences of vendors have been overwhelmingly negative, remaining seemingly untouched by the multiple policy initiatives attempting to improve their business environment. Instead, vendors have become more marginalised in the eyes of policy-makers and administrators and in turn, therefore, more vulnerable to prosecution under a range of acts, and to formalization approaches which undermine their prospects as small businesses


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no8 [pp. 1593-1612]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 5 tabl.



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