News about digital labour platforms


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    Digital economy

    Impact of digitalization on work in developing economies revealed by new ILO research

    28 February 2024

    While many see technology as a key part of the solution to contemporary development challenges, new research points to its limitations in promoting development and structural transformation.

  2. Article

    Tackling water woes: ILO’s vocational training success in Kenya

    21 February 2024

    With support from the Government and partners, ILO PROSPECTS introduced a skill development programme supporting maintenance of water sources and supply systems in a drought prone community of Garissa, Kenya. The first batch of trained Water System Operators graduated this week.

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    ILOSTAT blog

    Behind the mic: Exploring employment patterns in radio broadcasting

    12 February 2024

    Radio broadcasting is an industry with a rich history and valuable contribution to human connection, to the sharing of knowledge, information, and culture. On this World Radio Day, we take a deep dive into data derived from the ILO Harmonized Microdata Collection, to gain a better understanding of how trends are reshaping the employment landscape in this remarkable industry.

  4. News

    ILO forges alliance to unlock opportunities through digital innovation in Kenya

    08 February 2024

    The ILO PROSPECTS programme facilitated an agreement between Learning Lions and Humans in the Loop, creating pathways for young people from host and refugee communities in Kenya to access opportunities in the digital economy.

  5. Bridging digital divide

    ILO drives the inclusion of hosts and refugees in Ethiopia's digital economy

    02 February 2024

    The agreements signed between International Labour Organization and Ethiopian government authorities will promote employment and policy solutions for inclusion of hosts and refugees in country's expanding digital economy.

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    AI and occupational evaluation

    AI’s role in evaluating job prestige and value spotlighted by new ILO research

    02 February 2024

    The utility and accuracy of AI tools in evaluating a range of job occupations, in comparison to human assessments, has potential benefits such as efficiency, cost effectiveness and speed, but some obstacles need to be overcome.


  1. International Journal of Labour Research

    Workers’ organizations must play key role in developing effective and sustainable social contract

    15 December 2023

    The 2023 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research aims to stimulate reflection on what a new social contract might address and more specifically the role of workers’ organizations in engaging in this debate within the multilateral system and at national level.

  2. News

    Advancing Kenya's digital infrastructure: navigating challenges and embracing AI

    13 December 2023

    With the support of the ILO, the Community of Practice on Digital Skills and Jobs gathered to analyze the main obstacles to overcome infrastructural challenges and to find pathways to ensure fair and inclusive access to emerging AI technologies.

  3. News

    ILO launches first global report on public employment services and active labour market policies for transitions

    11 December 2023

    Public employment services have a central role in responding to crises and fostering recovery to ensure efficient and well-functioning labour markets. This Q&A provides details from the first global report by the ILO on public employment services, shedding light on the latest developments and trends of employment services and active labour market policies.

  4. News

    Unlocking the potential of e-commerce and digital financial services in Kenya

    30 October 2023

    Kenya’s e-commerce and digital financial services are increasing in size and scale, but regulatory and infrastructural gaps remain. The Community of Practice on Digital Skills and Jobs gathered to discuss approaches to unlock the potential of e-commerce and make digital financial services available to all.