Tag: iWorkers

What Colombia-based Rappi can learn from Chinese logistics providers in response to COVID-19
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

What Colombia-based Rappi can learn from Chinese logistics providers in response to COVID-19

  As of last weekend, Colombia had 210 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 88 of which were in Bogotá and...

By Malika Anand
iWorkers: How large is the African market for digital commerce?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

iWorkers: How large is the African market for digital commerce?

Africa’s largest e-commerce platform, Jumia, was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on 12 April 2019 at a...

By David Porteous
iWorkers: Will digital technology reward ‘under-rewarded efforts’?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

iWorkers: Will digital technology reward ‘under-rewarded efforts’?

Santiago Levy is the former Minister of Social Development in Mexico and more recently IDB’s chief economist. In 2018,...

By David Porteous
iWorkers: How digital changes the nature of informality in Africa
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

iWorkers: How digital changes the nature of informality in Africa

The defining characteristic of most work in Africa is its informality: according to the ILO, 85% is done in...

By David Porteous
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
Webinar: Creating Better Futures for the 5 Million Young Gig Workers in Ghana
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Webinar: Creating Better Futures for the 5 Million Young Gig Workers in Ghana

Webinar Summary BFA Global research shows that the rise of digital commerce has changed the nature of work and...

By Carmen Merab
The iWorker Project – Country Diagnostic Report: Ghana
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

The iWorker Project – Country Diagnostic Report: Ghana

iWorkers are a new category of workers – people whose livelihoods are enabled by digital commerce platforms where they...

By BFA GLOBAL
Digital Commerce and Youth Employment in Africa
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Digital Commerce and Youth Employment in Africa

Digital commerce, or e-commerce, is impacting employment opportunities in Africa by reshaping the nature of work through gig platforms,...

By BFA GLOBAL