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 …

Global Digital Divide & Solutions in 6 Graphics

Photo credit: Onlyyouqj – Freepik.com   113 million people will join the ranks of the world’s 3.6 billion internet users by 2020, according to a new report by the United Nations’ telecom agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).   The largest portion will come from Latin America, followed by emerging countries in the Asia-Pacific, notably China, …

New Report Highlights Opportunities and Challenges of Telework

Photo credit: Katemangostar – Freepik.com   New ILO-Eurofound report shows that the use of modern communication technologies facilitates a better overall work-life balance but, at the same time, also blurs the boundaries between work and personal life.   GENEVA / BRUSSELS (ILO News) – The expanding use of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and …

Making Technology Work for All?

Photo Credit: Kai-Hsin Hung   Your job (or your next job), workplace, and the wider labour market are undergoing incredible change. Once we factor in the potential impacts of disruptive technologies, there are many uncertainties about the future trajectories of labour markets around the world. Techno-pessimists believe automation puts jobs at risk. And their so-called …

The Go-To Resources on Tech@Work

Frickr:“Yellopen” by Bradley P. Johnson. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC-BY2.0)   It’s a buzzword that will be on the lips of the world’s most rich and powerful as they gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos this week: the Fourth Industrial Revolution. For a second year, it’s a key theme …

The Future of Innovation and Employment

The Citi-Gps report in collaboration with Oxford University and Oxford Martin launched an insightful report on Technology at Work which incorporates a series of ideas that are at the heart of this blog. The report looks in-depth at the changing nature of innovation and work and addresses important themes (cf. inequality) that are brought on …