January 10

The (R)evolution of Work

Stable, gainful employment is perhaps the most essential element of poverty alleviation – yet it hasn’t always gotten the emphasis it deserves in global development discussions. But that seems to be changing, as new technologies open up exciting pathways to employment – while also threatening massive job loss in emerging economies. This series will explore the topic of employment from multiple angles, from the value of going local when recruiting workers, to new digital tools for informal workers, to skills development initiatives that help young people thrive in the age of AI and automation. If you’d like to write about how the nature of work is changing worldwide – and how social impact businesses can respond – contact James Militzer.


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