Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_DOCUMENTS

Digital Technology in Social Assistance Transfers for COVID-19 Relief: Lessons from Selected Cases

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/06/2020 - 11:37

cgdev.org (Sept 2020) Many countries have launched unprecedented relief packages to cushion the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This short review considers some initial lessons emerging from selected countries around the use of digital technology to implement these government-to-people (G2P) social transfer programs. Information is still limited on how well the programs have functioned; in particular, there is a dearth of rapid demand-side survey evidence on the experience of beneficiaries receiving transfers and the likely magnitudes of inclusion and exclusion errors.

Topics
E-services
Cash transfers
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Going Viral : COVID-19 and the Accelerated Transformation of Jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 10/01/2020 - 15:45

worldbank.org (28.09.2020) The economic impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented in size and scope. It has quickly evolved from a health emergency into an employment crisis. It also has far-reaching implications for workers beyond the immediate employment effects, as it most likely has accelerated the transformation process of jobs that had already started in the region and the world.

Regions / Country
latin america
Topics
Employment
The technological transition

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Labour market
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Report: Digital labour platforms and the future of work: Towards decent work in the online world

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 07/25/2019 - 11:15

ILO report (Sept 2018) The report offers one of the first comparative studies of working conditions at five of the major, global, online micro-task platforms

Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Document Type

The economics of artificial intelligence: Implications for the future of work

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 07/25/2019 - 10:37

ILO Research Paper Series (Oct 2018) The current wave of technological change based on advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) has created widespread fear of job losses and further rises in inequality. This paper discusses the rationale for these fears, highlighting the specific nature of AI and comparing previous waves of automation and robotization with the current advancements made possible by a wide-spread adoption of AI.

Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Labour market
Large-scale automation
Digital Economy Observatory : Only Tags
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[Report] OECD Employment Outlook 2019: The Future of Work

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/26/2019 - 15:07

OECD (25.04.2019) The 2019 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook presents new evidence on changes in job stability, underemployment and the share of well-paid jobs, and discusses the policy implications of these changes with respect to how technology, globalisation, population ageing, and other megatrends are transforming the labour market in OECD countries.

Global challenges
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Labour market
Large-scale automation
Societal Impact
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The Future of Work: Regional Perspectives

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:48

Asian Development Bank (January 2019) This study considers how technology is likely to change labor markets in Africa; Developing Asia; Emerging Europe, Central Asia, and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean; and Latin American and the Caribbean in the coming years.

Regions / Country
Africa
Asia
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Labour market
Large-scale automation
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[Report] The Future of Social Protection - What Works for Non-standard Workers?

Submitted by massetti on Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:34

oecd.org (07.11.2018) Social protection systems are often still designed for the archetypical full-time dependent employee. Work patterns deviating from this model – be it self-employment or online "gig work" – can lead to gaps in social protection coverage. Globalisation and digitalisation are likely to exacerbate this discrepancy as new technologies make it easier and cheaper to offer and find work online, and online work platforms have experienced spectacular growth in recent years.

Global challenges
Topics
Difficult to cover group
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Labour market
Societal Impact
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Data science, artificial intelligence and the futures of work

Submitted by massetti on Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:11

Alan Turing Institute (24.10.2018)  In this document, we offer a review of recent literature on the future of work. Using a critical review method, the report synthesises key findings about the future of work focusing on three main areas: broad research findings, emerging research directions, and innovative data science research directions.

Topics
ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Labour market
Large-scale automation
Digital Economy Observatory : Only Tags
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Employment and working conditions of selected types of platform work

Submitted by massetti on Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:25

Eurofound (24.09.2018) Platform work is a form of employment that uses an online platform to match the supply of and demand for paid labour. In Europe, platform work is still small in scale but is rapidly developing. The types of work offered through platforms are ever-increasing, as are the challenges for existing regulatory frameworks. This report explores the working and employment conditions of three of the most common types of platform work in Europe.

Regions / Country
Europe
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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Setting out for Digital Social Security - Working Paper

Submitted by massetti on Mon, 10/01/2018 - 10:53

ilo.org (30.09.2018) Platform work is increasing worldwide, leaving a serious lack of social protection. In spite of the international and flexible character of platform work, extending social security is feasible – if one is ready to explore new avenues. This article is on setting out for Digital Social Security.

Global challenges
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Document Type