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Dynamiques des acteurs de l’économie informelle autour des ressources en eau de la ville de San-Pédro (Côte d’Ivoire)

Abstract : Located in the south-west of Côte d'Ivoire, the city of San-Pédro has many water resources that promote its socio-economic development. Around this vast hydrographic network, particularly the ocean, the river and the lagoon, informal commercial activities (fixed, itinerant) are developing at the expense of so-called structured activities (fishery, industrial, agricultural, tourist). Currently, these informal activities are gaining ground near the water resources of San-Pédro and escape any communal control. In this context, this study focuses on the underlying reasons for the emergence of the informal sector near the city's water resources. Also, she tries to identify the actors of the informal and their various activities. Finally, the study seeks to understand how profits from informal activities are reinvested in the local economy. Our surveys (quantitative and qualitative) show that the attraction of water resources, the absence of administrative controls close to these resources and the perception that informal traders have of the lake and the river are the determinants of the emergence of water resources. informal practices. The study also reveals that male-dominated informal actors perform itinerant and fixed activities. Finally, it shows that some informal actors have successfully integrated into the formal economy by now paying local taxes and creating jobs.
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Florent Gohourou, Michel Desse, Émile Aurélien Ahua. Dynamiques des acteurs de l’économie informelle autour des ressources en eau de la ville de San-Pédro (Côte d’Ivoire). Aménagement du Territoire au service du Développement Durable, Laboratoire d’Aménagement du Territoire, d’Environnement et de Développement Durable (LATEDD), Oct 2019, Abomey-Calavi, Bénin. pp.79-97. ⟨hal-02403772⟩



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