News about digital labour platforms
Digitalization and the finance sector
Improve the policy environment to reap the benefits of digitalization in the finance sector, says ILO
31 January 2022
A better framework would harness the full potential of technological innovation in the financial sector, which provides jobs for more than 50 million people, and help achieve decent work and sustainable enterprise development.
Digital platform workers talk about their experience
12 January 2022
Find out about the world of digital labour platforms and the people who work on them, via our interactive map.
12th Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy - Elective 6: SSE, Local Economic Development and social innovation
10 January 2022
Working from home: From invisibility to decent work
11 November 2021
The laws that govern the labour market have not been designed with the home as a workplace in mind. What does this mean for workers and employers? How can we ensure decent work for homeworkers?
The ILO and ITU highlight opportunities for boosting youth employment in the digital economy in Ethiopia’s Afar and Somali regions
02 November 2021
On 1 November 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) invited key youth employment stakeholders to discuss, validate the results and identify potential priority areas in the study on youth employment opportunities in Ethiopia’s digital economy, in Afar and Somali regions.
From refugee to digital worker
08 October 2021
For Thon Mabior Jok, a young refugee from Kakuma camp in Kenya, working on a digital platform has meant some extra income but there are many challenges.
International Youth Day 2021
Digital labour platforms offer young refugees a possible route to decent work
12 August 2021
Digital labour platforms have the potential to transform how young refugees make a living, according to a new ILO report, but coordinated action is needed to help them access the gig economy and decent digital jobs.
Japan, ILO earmark $2.2-M to restart small Philippine firms hit by pandemic
23 July 2021
ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) Market Edge in a live interview with ILO Enterprise Development Specialist Hideki Kagohashi talked about a recently launched ILO and Japan project to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
19th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress 2021
Reinvigorate labour market institutions to address present crisis and future challenges
21 June 2021
In a speech to the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress, the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined the steps needed to build a sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the world of work.
Girls in ICT Day
Pursuing passion in technology: The journey of a female tech entrepreneur
22 April 2021
A young Indonesian female engineer and tech entrepreneur, Fransiska Hadiwidjana, shares her inspiring journey to pursue her passion and to encourage more women to enter the digital world.