PROSPECTS Opportunity Fund Project

Promotion, inclusion and protection of refugees and host communities in the gig economy

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A global digital transformation is underway, but its impacts on jobs and skills vary across countries, economic sectors, and population segments. The PROSPECTS Opportunity Fund project “Promotion, inclusion and protection of refugees and host communities in the gig economy” is working at the crossroads of policy-oriented research, advocacy and capacity building to foster meaningful social dialogue and to identify prospects for an inclusive access to decent work pathways in the digital economy, in the context of forced displacement.

Implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency), as part of the Partnership for Improving Prospects for Forcibly Displaced Persons and Host Communities (PROSPECTS) and funded by the Government of the Netherlands, the Opportunity Fund project, since January 2022, has been working in eight priority countries that host large numbers of forcibly displaced people: Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Sudan and Uganda.

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