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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Impact of small entrepreneurship on poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihood of street vendors


Volume 25, Issue 4, March 2019, Pages 1241–1254

 Impact of small entrepreneurship on poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihood of street vendors

Md Nazirul Islam Sarker1, Md Ziaur Rahman2, Qian Cao3, and Zhihang Xu4

1 School of Public Administration, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
2 Assistant Secretary (Junior Diplomat), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh
3 School of Public Administration, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
4 School of Public Administration, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China

Original language: English

Received 9 January 2019

Copyright © 2019 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Street vendors go on an essential role to fulfill the demands of many urban rural dwellers as well as pedestrian across the country and all over the world. The aim of this study is to explore the dynamics of small entrepreneurship and its contribution to poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihood. A quantitative oriented qualitative mixed method has been applied in this study. The study reveals that a large number of people are directly and indirectly engaged with the street vendor profession and are contributing to the economy of Bangladesh. Three ideas constitute the central message of this study. Firstly, a large number of people are generating income through street vending by which the ways and means for developing street entrepreneurship. Secondly, this small entrepreneurship has a great contribution to poverty reduction and sustainable livelihood of many street vendors. Thirdly, this study has explored the obstacles faced by street vendors in Bangladesh. Some problems of city dwellers are created by street vending such as lack of formalization, weak management system, producing street garbage and gathering crowd on the footpath. By the implementation of the proper public management system, street vendors would become a role model for the national economy.

Author Keywords: Street vending, poverty, livelihood, informal business, footpath.


How to Cite this Article


Md Nazirul Islam Sarker, Md Ziaur Rahman, Qian Cao, and Zhihang Xu, “Impact of small entrepreneurship on poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihood of street vendors,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1241–1254, March 2019.