Rethinking Indonesia's Informal Sector

Article uses Indonesian case study


This research was funded under the Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) Programme

Article reviews the competing theories about the causes of informality in developing countries and uses new data to determine which theory best explains the persistence and scale of Indonesia’s informal sector.


Rothenberg, A.D., Gaduh, A., Burger, N.E., Chazali, C., Tjandraningsih, I., Radikun, R., Sutera, C., Welant, S. Rethinking Indonesia’s Informal Sector. World Development Vol. 80, (2016) pp 96-113

Rethinking Indonesia’s Informal Sector

Published 5 November 2015