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 – 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
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 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
Superplatforms: Inclusive Digital Ecosystems of the Future
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Superplatforms: Inclusive Digital Ecosystems of the Future

This white paper considers the likely effects of an important new phenomenon that may accelerate the “pull” factor of digital...

By FIBR