Central Bank of Nigeria, Research Department
Informal sector, Employment generation, Nigeria, Underdevelopment
What this paper attempts to do is to bring the issues of employment generation in the NEEDS programme and the informal sector into sharper focus. The objective of the paper, therefore, is to assess how far the NEEDS programme has positioned the informal sector of the Nigerian economy, which constitutes the larger segment of the economy in playing the catalytic role of poverty eradication in Nigeria, and to explore the possibility of repositioning the sector to benefit more from the target employment under the programme.
Atoloye, A. S. (2007). The informal sector and employment generation in Nigeria. CBN Economic and Financial Review, 45(2), 1- 43