Tag: Work

Back to an empty market
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Back to an empty market

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, June 10, 2020  Desperate for income, many Diaries respondents have gone back...

By Julie Zollmann
“Our love has grown more”
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

“Our love has grown more”

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, April 21, 2020  Coronavirus disruptions are giving some Kenyan women a reprieve...

By Julie Zollmann
Corona Case Studies: Loss of Income, Loss of Pride
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Corona Case Studies: Loss of Income, Loss of Pride

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, April 6, 2020 Stephen and Jessica live in their rural home in...

By Julie Zollmann
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
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 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
What will the rise of online shopping in Africa mean for jobs?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

What will the rise of online shopping in Africa mean for jobs?

Originally posted on the World Economic Forum website, February 19, 2019 Around the world, the new technologies behind digital...

By David Porteous
Uber and Taxify in Africa: Good Work or a Race to the Bottom?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Uber and Taxify in Africa: Good Work or a Race to the Bottom?

By Julie Zollmann
Let’s Be Real: The Informal Sector and the Gig Economy are the Future, and the Present, of Work in Africa
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Let’s Be Real: The Informal Sector and the Gig Economy are the Future, and the Present, of Work in Africa

By Amolo Ng'weno