Labour and Employment Ministers' Meeting
Gig economy and the world of work: the role of digital platforms
The recent ILO report on the role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work shows that digital labour platforms are growing and presenting both opportunities and challenges to workers, and a need for international policy dialogue and coordination. This presentation provides a brief overview of the platform business model and the implications such a business model has on workers well-being within the context of the BRICS countries. It also shows how workers in these countries are highly educated and there is a skills mismatch and underutilization of skills, as workers often do not find work that is commensurate with their skills.