Leveraging Our Comparative Advantages Over Robots: The Bottlenecks of Automation

(Flickr |Lwp Kommunikáció) While waiting to board an inter-city bus in Montréal, Canada, an interesting conversation on the bottlenecks of automation was struck between a mid-aged American bus delivery driver and me. Wallette faces the risk of losing her job to a robot in the coming years. The long-haul transport  truck driver of school buses …

Can We Turn the Digital Revolution into a Development Revolution?

Today, 3.9 billion people – more than half of the world’s population – do not have access to Internet. This is unacceptable. It deepens existing social and economic divides while creating new ones. The digital revolution must be a development revolution for all. To translate today’s technological breakthroughs into development breakthroughs, we need to harness …

Social Dialogue for the Future of Manufacturing

By our guest-blogger Francesco Seghezzi, ADAPT Senior Research Fellow The EU manufacturing output stands for 15% of the overall member states’ GDP and EU has declared that the goal is to increase this level by 20% by the year 2020. However, since 2008 over 3.4 million jobs have been lost in the metal industry and several studies …

International Women’s Day: Women in a Changing World of Work

  International Women’s Day. Thailand, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran. | Lebanon, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saad | Kenya, 2016. Photo: CIAT/Georgina Smith To mark International Women’s Day, the UN is putting a spotlight on women in the changing world of work. The occasion calls on governments around the world to work toward gender equality …

Learn the Top 10 Remarkable Frontier #Tech4Dev

Photo credit: Freepik.com Frontier technologies have the potential to rapidly address large-scale challenges and transform our global economy and digital business models. Under UK’s Frontier Technologies Livestreaming Initiative, the Institute of Development Studies led by Ben Ramalingam reviewed and handpicked the top frontier technologies for international development in five different domains. The ten frontier technologies for …