Who Will Be Excluded in Our Digital Future of Work? – #HDR2016

In its annual #HDR2016 report — launched earlier this year in Stockholm — UNDP focuses on how we can achieve the universality needed to realize the 2030 Agenda’s principle of leaving no one behind. Universality is the principle where in order to achieve sustainable development we need to ensure human development is attainable by everyone. …

Considering the Taylor Review: Ways Forward for the Gig Economy

Image created by Katemangostar – Freepik.com This article was originally written by Vili Lehdonvirta and published on The Policy and Internet Blog of the University of Oxford.  Vili Lehdonvirta discusses the pros and cons of flexible working for individuals and the overall economy, and how his research team is creating estimates of the overall size …

Information Technology and the US Workforce: Tech@Work Digital Library

This latest US foresight report will help policymakers, workers and employers groups, the United Nation’s labour agency, the ILO, as well as the readers of this blog get the latest information informing debate about the future impacts of automation and digitalization on the global workforce.   Foresight is essential in helping us prepare for the potential …

New Report Release: The Centre Prototypes Microlearning Using Design Thinking

Over the last two months, the ITCILO had been experimenting with design thinking for rapid prototyping. The end goal is to bring new ideas to impact – all in the name of innovation to find new sustainable learning solutions. “Design a microlearning unit,” Tom Wambeke, the Programme Manager of ITCILO’s DELTA Programme initiated. With these …

The Emerging Risks of Our Digital Future – Part III

Want to know what keeps me up at night? I will answer this in a bit. Digital dividends are the returns on investments in digital technologies, in the form of growth, jobs and services that empower and support businesses, people and governments. The World Bank’s 2016 flagship World Development Report entitled “Digital Dividends” revealed that …

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 …