Tag: Digital Economy

Spazas and informal trade are excluded from COVID-19 relief efforts in South Africa
Inclusive Fintech |

Spazas and informal trade are excluded from COVID-19 relief efforts in South Africa

As the Coronavirus pandemic unfolds around us, South Africa has been lauded for taking an aggressive approach to control....

By Lebo Mokgabudi
Digital pathways to inclusive growth: BFA Global’s next generation of work in livelihoods
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Digital pathways to inclusive growth: BFA Global’s next generation of work in livelihoods

The new economy presents opportunities and risks for digital workers Our excitement about digital platforms is grounded in their...

By David Porteous
iWorkers – a new bellwether of the digital economy?
Financial Health |

iWorkers – a new bellwether of the digital economy?

How inclusive is the digital economy really? As governments and businesses around the world hasten to digitize, this is...

By David Porteous
The Gig is Up FIBR x Quartz Podcast Series
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

The Gig is Up FIBR x Quartz Podcast Series

The Gig is Up is a three-part podcast series discussing the global gig economy covering everything from the disruption...

By FIBR
Meet the iWorkers – Illa
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Meet the iWorkers – Illa

Illa is an artisan based in Ghana who sells his goods both in-person in an artisan marketplace, and online....

By BFA GLOBAL
Digital Platforms: Creating “Servant” Economies or a Step Toward Empowerment?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Digital Platforms: Creating “Servant” Economies or a Step Toward Empowerment?

Potential Benefits to “More than a Gig and Less than a Job” Employment in the Global South In his...

By David Porteous
Can Africa Show How Gig Workers Get a Fair Share in the Digital Economy?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Can Africa Show How Gig Workers Get a Fair Share in the Digital Economy?

By Amolo Ng'weno