Leaving No One Behind: Measuring the Multidimensionality of Digital Literacy in the Age of AI and other Transformative Technologies

To ensure that no one is left behind in today’s fast-changing world driven by technological advancement, it is critical for global citizens of all ages to have at least a basic set of digital skills to live, work, learn, and participate in modern society. This brief emphasizes the need for a holistic framework encompassing technical and socio-emotional dimensions … Read more

Industrialization and Growth in Digital Age: Disruptions and Opportunities for Employment Led Growth in Asia and Africa

Digital economy will affect the patterns and geographical location of industries, employment and economic growth. Structural transformation and employment generation policies in developing Asia and Africa must understand, prepare and respond to these changes. Investments in industrialization and manufacturing will continue to drive an employment led growth. Countries can address the opportunities and disruptions arising … Read more

Delivering Workforce Productivity Growth

Despite large-scale technological investment, workforce productivity growth remains low. Organisations face an evolving business environment with the competitive pressures of building trust and seeking efficiency and profitability. Maximising the productivity benefits of technology is not just a case of the right investment strategy, it requires the right human skills via a motivated workforce. Policy makers … Read more

The G20 and the Reskilling Effort to Bring the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Emerging Countries: Some Insights from Latin America

Fueled by major disruptions in the technological landscape, a process of Schumpeterian creative destruction is underway. In the Argentine presidency, the G20 affirmed that it was fully committed to deliver the policy responses and international cooperation that will help ensure that the benefits of the technological transformation are widely shared. A special focus was put … Read more

New Opportunities in the Platform Economy: On-ramps to Formalization in the Global South

As the platform economy expands at exponential rates, policymakers in the Global South have a unique opportunity to translate the aggregation of workers through digital platforms into a more formalized labor market – with both opportunities for revenue collection and higher quality employment. Realizing this opportunity requires a collaborative ‘co-regulation’ approach, with information-sharing between governments … Read more

Promoting Investment in Human Capital and Labor Mobility: Making the Entrepreneurial Economy Work

Many economies face structural labor constraints largely derived from the 20th century managerial economy. How can sufficiently high levels of investments in human capital and organizational knowledge be achieved while ensuring an optimal level of worker mobility between and within organizations? Making the entrepreneurial economy work necessitates changing labor regulations and organization of work. Public … Read more

Investment in Social Capital and Migrant Labour as a Solution for Population Ageing

Population ageing has become a global concern for most economies due to the implications it has on labor market dynamics and economic development. Ageing results in increased expenditure on health and welfare services, yet the labour force shrinks and is unable to match available labour market opportunities, with detrimental results for production and productivity. Internal … Read more

Technological Innovation and the Future of Work: A View From the South

A global narrative about technological change and the future of work is emerging. It states that technological innovation will be pervasive across the world, and the impacts on labor markets will be deep but largely transitory. Will the future of work look the same everywhere? On the one hand, evidence points to developing countries lagging … Read more

Data, Measurement and Initiatives for Inclusive Digitalization and Future of Work

As the pace of digitalization and automation accelerates globally, and more disruptive innovations in machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics are expected, new data sources and measurement tools are needed to complement existing valuable statistics and administrative data. This is necessary to better understand the impact of technological change on the labor market and the … Read more

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