Informality as a strategy to formalize: Finding housing in Bamako, Mali

Dolores Koenig

Abstract


Informality can be a gateway to formality. The growing urban population of Bamako believed that peri-urban land not yet deeded offered potential for future ownership. Village chiefs collaborated with them to allocate plots, sometimes mimicking formal procedures, believing it improved prospects for subsequent legalization. The very prospects of future formalization motivated action.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7340/anuac2239-625X-3071

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunica-22012

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