Tag: Platforms

Gig workers have powered Wuhan’s response to COVID-19
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Gig workers have powered Wuhan’s response to COVID-19

Looking down at Wuhan from the sky, you might think the city was empty. Instead of a bustling city...

By Coco Dong
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: 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
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
Digital Solutions Are Transforming Informal Workers into African iWorkers
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Digital Solutions Are Transforming Informal Workers into African iWorkers

Originally posted on the ICTworks website The defining characteristic of most work in Africa is its informality: ​according to...

By David Porteous
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
Meet the iWorkers – Joseph
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Meet the iWorkers – Joseph

Joseph, an Accra, Ghana-based entrepreneur sat down with the iWorker Project to discuss why he decided to leave a...

By BFA GLOBAL
Africa’s Gig Opportunity
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Africa’s Gig Opportunity

Originally posted on the Project Syndicate website By introducing portable benefits for gig workers, African governments and digital platforms...

By Olga Morawczynski
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
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