Toolkit for Informality Scenario Analysis

“A Toolkit for Informality Scenario Analysis” is a spreadsheet-based toolkit that allows researchers and practitioners to project the size of formal and informal labor in almost 100 countries yearly until 2030. The projections are based on the model presented in Loayza (2016), “Informality in the Process of Development and Growth,” Policy Research Working Paper WPS7858, World Bank. The model studies the evolution of the informal sector as it relates to changes in capital, labor force, and productivity, among other economic forces. The toolkit allows users to modify parameters, initial conditions, and assumptions to construct their own scenarios for the analysis of informality in countries and regions around the world.
  • Type

    Time series

  • Periodicity

    Annual

  • Last Updated

    06-Oct-2016

  • Economy Coverage

    EAP, ECA, HIC, IBRD, IDA, LAC, LMY, MNA, SAS, SSA, WLD

  • Granularity

    National

  • Number of Economies

    96

  • Topic

    Economy & Growth

  • Update Frequency

    No further updates planned

  • Contact Details

    Norman Loayza (nloayza@worldbank.org)

  • Access Options

    Bulk download

  • Attribution/citation

    Norman Loayza and Claudia Meza-Cuadra, A Toolkit for Informality Scenario Analysis, World Bank Group

  • Coverage

    1990-2012