Because there is
not one, but
multiple futures.

The future isn’t here yet, and it’s the task of the Global South to imagine and build a future that it wants. FOWIGS is a network of Think Tanks from southern regions that brings data and knowledge together to build evidence-based narratives on the Future of Work. At FOWIGS, we contribute to the policy frameworks from and for developing countries.

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Future of Work in the Global South: Digital Labor, New Opportunities and Challenges

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Gender Differences in
Automation Risk in
Developing Country
Labor Markets


Routine Biased
Technological Change
in a Middle-income
Country: the Case of South Africa


Work is changing rapidly. Learning to navigate the changes will benefit us all.

IDRC has launched FOWIGS—a research program that will help understand how these changes are affecting the lives of the most vulnerable and suggest pathways for an inclusive digital future. The challenges are large and the questions are complex. But we need to face them now more than ever. Stay connected. Learn how.


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