The principal objective of the project is to provide new knowledge about changing patterns of gender relations in the informal economies of Western and Southern Africa. Filedwork has been conducted in Accra, Dar es Salaam and Kampala. Sub-goals of the project are the following: 1. Through literature review and empirical case studies to provide a comparative analysis of historical and contemporary changes in the gendered nature of informal economies in Western and Southern Africa. 2. Contribute to gender theory development, and provide new perspectives on institutional and economic development, globalisation and state-society relations. 3. Provide policy makers with in-depth information on problems and potentials in African urban informal economies. 4. Present research results in policy documents and international journals.

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