Do new “digital jobs” offer opportunities for the Global South as they facilitate going beyond limited local job markets? Can women take advantage of their flexibility? How should labor and wages be regulated for the online workforce?
Many answers to these questions are delineated in this new booklet. The publication compiles short chapters by academic researchers and practitioners concerned about the impact of digitization and automation on labor markets and the quality of work in the Global South. The findings are necessary reading for anyone trying to understand how work is being transformed by digital technology, and for policymakers seeking guidance regarding policies that amplify the employment benefits of these trends while mitigating their harms.