Robert Neuwirth elaborates on the so called System D, which refers to the parallel system of informal economy throughout the world. He cross-references statistics from Nigeria and China with ponderous commercial activities, lead by informal businesses in these countries; data that was acquired during his field research. He believes informal workers are core elements who should be taken into account in all economic development strategies, as they represent entrepreneurs who identify market opportunities, exploit them and receive profits, as well, since they are part of a nation's economic growth.
System D: The Informal Economy Robert Neuwirth
Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, April 24, 2013
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, May 2013 Camera: Joni Vasquez; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index and synopsis: Diana Pishquí; content reviser: Sofía Díaz Castañeda; publication: Claudia de Obregón, Daphne Ortiz
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Robert Neuwirth is an American journalist and author of the books Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy and Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World. His articles on informal economy have appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, and Newsday. He is also author o the blog Squatter City.