As the pandemic upends livelihoods, exacerbates inequality and deepens uncertainty about the future of work, it also casts a spotlight on how economic systems have failed to create resilient communities. Technological change, urbanization, climate change and the restructuring of global trade have all evolved faster than the ability of global, regional and national institutions to […]
Rapid advancements in technology are driving a new digital ecosystem of work. The COVID-19 crisis is accelerating the pace of change and will create new prospects for people seeking to earn an income online. Against this backdrop, the Women, Work, and the Gig Economy consortium, supported by IDRC, is hosting a panel discussion that examines […]
The world of work is changing rapidly and the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating this trend. Less than two decades ago, hailing a cab meant standing on the side of the street and waving one down. Food delivery was limited to restaurants that could afford delivery personnel, and business process outsourcing conjured images of young professionals in call […]
Against the backdrop of the differential impacts of COVID-19 on gig workers, how have and will women gig workers/sellers fare? This webinar will bring the voices of some women entrepreneurs that have leveraged platforms to build their livelihoods to the forefront. Participants will hear how women gig-workers, platforms and experts assess the current and future impact of the pandemic on gig work.
As a new government prepares to confront the massive challenge creating “just jobs” – productive employment with commensurate compensation and scope for economic mobility – the JustJobs Network (JJN) launched an innovative new data-driven tool to measuring the quantity and quality of jobs in India: The State-level Just Jobs Index (S-JJI).