Blockchain: Unpacking the Disruptive Potential of Blockchain Technology for Human Development – IDRC

In the scramble to harness new technologies to propel innovation around the world, artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, and blockchain technologies are being explored and deployed in a wide variety of contexts globally. Although blockchain is one of the most hyped of these new technologies, it is also perhaps the least understood. Blockchain is the …

Digital Opportunities for Europe – Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Conference

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is accelerating the digital transformation of Europe. In order for the European digital single market to become a reality, we need to improve the digital skills of European youth and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) According to the European Commission, the creation of the EU’s digital single market  will contribute …

How Can We Fully Benefit from Digital Technologies? – The World Bank

Scaling learning and making it available anywhere, anytime is one of the “dividends” of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution. The new course, “Digital Dividends: Strengthening the Analog Foundation of the Digital Revolution,” aims for a broader goal: how you, your family, your business, your city, and your country could benefit from the Internet …

Watch Live: The Digital Opportunities and Risks in the Future of Work – Technology@Work Dialogue Series 

The introduction of new technologies has disrupted and transformed job markets for centuries, most notably during the Industrial Revolution. As we prepare for the next Industrial Revolution, the International Training Centre of the ILO, the training arm of the ILO, is delighted to welcome you to our Technology@Work Dialogue Series over the next five weeks to discuss …

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 …