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This paper is an examination of a failed research attempt, followed by examination of successful research literature on the subject of the informal economy and poverty. The research is centered on peripheral regions of the world, namely in Sub-Saharan countries such as Senegal. The informal economy continues to grow without thorough understanding or measurement of it creating greater problems in the future. The examination highlights the need for culturally appropriate questions, methodologies, and answers to issues of poverty in developing countries. Western World bias needs to be considered when creating and executing research in developing countries if the results are to be useful.
Tennant, Daniel, "Discovery from Failure: Understanding Developing Countries' Battles with Poverty and Culturally Appropriate Answers to Them" (2018). Honors Theses. 3043.
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