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A Call for Lifelong Learning Models in the Digital Age

In today’s knowledge economy, students experience a disconnect between the knowledge and skills they are equipped with during their time in the formal education system and the knowledge and skills they require to make a difference for themselves and their families as well as for the organizations that they set out to build or work for. The rapid evolution of knowledge challenges the fundamentals that existing education systems and learning models are built upon and severely complicates the reliable supply of skilled
human capital.

Reining in the global freelance labor force: how global digital labor platforms change from facilitators into arbitrators

Global digital labor platforms – digital venues via which electronically transmittable service work is traded – are rapidly coming of age. Platforms like Freelancer and Upwork now boast several dozens of millions registered users and facilitate millions of job transactions per year, the result of roughly a decade of exponential growth. Equally telling, perhaps even more so, is that over time, work via such platforms has gradually become more regulated. In their early years, global digital labor platforms offered buyers and sellers of freelance labor a place to deal with each other, but they largely refrained from specifying or enforcing any rules of engagement.

Automation and Workforce in India: Terrible consequences or impossible?

Given that a large part of the Indian workforce is low skilled, what would be the impact of automation?
The fear of losing jobs because of the introduction of new technologies is not new. Even with the printing press in the 15th century, the world always has always had two camps (Juma, 2016)– those who supported and introduced it, and others who resisted it for different reasons. In this legacy of intellectual squabbles, automation is the latest entrant.

Labor Digitization and the Gender Gap

How will the ongoing transformations associated with automation and the digitization of work affect opportunities for women in labor markets? In particular, will they help reduce existing gender gaps in labor market participation, career development and wages? The evidence we have to date suggests a mixed picture.

Bridging the gender digital divide in the Arab Region

"Mentoring and guiding Arab women is essential for their upskilling to fit into the larger sustainability industries and for creating jobs in this new Machine Age"
Mainstreaming gender in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and creating greater economic opportunities for Arab women are due to compelling economic reasons. Gender inequalities in the Arab Region impose development costs on the society. Some barriers may be obvious, such as affordability, lack of access to ICT services, financial decision-making or cultural norms and social restrictions on women’s physical and social mobility.