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Southern perspectives on global changes. Navigate through all our work and explore the research and policy analysis on the interplay between technological change and labor markets in the emerging world.

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

September 2021

Diego Alonso Aguilar   Roxana Barrantes, Aileen Aguero, Onkokame Mothobi, Tharaka Amarasinghe

This new document with partner studies the barriers to digital labor market participation, characterizing digital workers and focusing on gender and social inequalities in the Global South.

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Digital platforms: a qualitative approach to the labor conditions in Peru

September 2021

  Joaquín González

This paper presents the results of the qualitative study that aimed to describe and analyze the main features that drivers’ working conditions acquired as a result of their participation in digital platforms in Peru.


New Opportunities in the Platform Economy: On-ramps to Formalization in the Global South

September 2021

  Gregory Randolph, Hernan Galperin

Research partners of the Future of Work in the Global South initiative presented at T-20 Japan 2019 a policy brief featuring the opportunities for formalization brought by the platform economy.


How to Promote Worker Wellbeing in the Platform Economy in the Global South

September 2021

Urvashi Aneja   Ramiro Albrieu, Martin Rapetti, Krish Chetty

Members and partners of the Future of Work in the Global South initiative presented a policy brief at T-20 Japan 2019 about the growth of the platform economy in creating new opportunities and efficiencies in G20 economies.


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