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Policy Responses to Harness the Informal Economy

Policy Responses to Harness the Informal Economy

CLIENT(S):

UNDP

REGION/COUNTRY:

Kyrgyzstan

DATES (START/END):

March 2006 – June 2006

CONTRACTOR(S):

Pinto Consulting


Project Description

Pinto Consulting was commissioned by UNDP Kyrgyzstan to assist with their medium-term poverty reduction programme component focusing on two aspect of the Informal Economy:

  • Assessment of the nature and size of the informal economy, based on a large survey of 1,500 firms; 20 baseline / friendly firms; customs officials and tax inspectorate officials.
  • Establishment of a public-private mechanism for dialogue and policy change designed to assist the Government to develop tools to harness the informal economy.

Pinto Consulting advised UNDP and the Ministry of Economy and Finance on the process for harnessing the informal economy, including the establishment of a public-private Forum to Harness the Informal Economy, as well the preparation of a detailed programme of reform designed to reduce the size of the Informal Economy.



Services Provided

  • Prepare detailed programme of reform designed to reduce the size of the Informal Economy.
  • Establish a Public-Private Forum to Harness the Informal Economy.