Thanks for your comment, Demba. I agree that development policies should be tailored to the socio-economic realities of Africa, but I don't agree that the problem is making informal workers "comply with rigorous accountability criteria dictating conventional market approaches." The problem is that politicians are not accountable enough to citizens, especially poor citizens. That is why we see subsidies that go mainly to the rich, and infrastructure that benefits urban residents, whereas it is the rural poor who could benefit the most. This is the government failure we need to correct if the informal sector in Africa is to grow.