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COVID-19 border measures in the DRC have encouraged informal cross-border traders to group together

Bashi, Jonathan (2022) COVID-19 border measures in the DRC have encouraged informal cross-border traders to group together. Africa at LSE (01 Mar 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

To mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the DRC introduced new regulations on movements across borders, with significant disruptions to small-scale traders’ informal operations. In response, these traders in the eastern provinces forged new collaborations. LSE Research Officer Jonathan Bashi writes that ‘groupage’ among the traders could accelerate the formalisation of small cross-border trade in the region, and increase much-needed customs revenues.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2022 11:27
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2022 11:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114655

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