What is the state of microwork in Africa? A view from seven countries
Digitisation and networked communications are increasingly touching all aspects of modern life and all sectors of the economy. Among them is employment, which has served as a key organising principle for society since the industrial revolution. Currently, several forces are reshaping traditional employment and more generally how labor markets operate.
Because of the development of such forces, added to the increased potential for freelancing and entrepreneurship of citizens in some African countries, there is much that remains to be understood about the digitisation of work and its long-term implications for development and, particularly, employment.
This research provides the only nationally representative demand-side evidence-base for microwork in seven Africa countries, which will form part of a broader comparative analysis of 20 countries across the global South providing unique insights into the development context.
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