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The Future of Work in Africa : Harnessing the Potential of Digital Technologies for All

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2150
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Africa Development Forum
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Choi, Jieun
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Dutz, Mark
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Usman, Zainab
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Choi, Jieun
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Dutz, Mark
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Usman, Zainab
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2019-07-23T14:03:42Z
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2019-07-23T14:03:42Z
dc.date.issued
2020-06-21
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2020-06-30T13:51:20Z
dc.description.abstract
The Future of Work in Africa focuses on the key themes of creating productive jobs and addressing the needs of those left behind. It highlights how global trends, especially the adoption of digital technologies, may change the nature of work in Sub-Saharan Africa by creating new opportunities and challenges. It argues that, contrary to global fears of worker displacement by new technologies, African countries can develop an inclusive future of work, with opportunities for lower-skilled workers. Harnessing these opportunities is, however, contingent on implementing policies and making productive investments in four main areas. These are enabling inclusive digital technologies; building human capital for a young, rapidly growing, and largely low-skilled labor force; increasing the productivity of informal workers and enterprises; and extending social protection coverage to mitigate the risks associated with disruptions to labor markets. This companion report to the World Bank’s World Development Report 2019 concludes with important policy questions that should guide future research, whose findings could lead to more inclusive growth for African nations.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/511511592867036615/The-Future-of-Work-in-Africa-Harnessing-the-Potential-of-Digital-Technologies-for-All
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978-1-4648-1444-0
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/32124
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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Africa Development Forum
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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EMPLOYMENT
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WORK
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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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LABOR FORCE
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The Future of Work in Africa
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Harnessing the Potential of Digital Technologies for All
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Book
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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yes
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10.1596/978-1-4648-1444-0
okr.identifier.report
140157
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en
okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Skills Development and Labor Force Training
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Social Protections and Labor :: Vocational & Technical Education
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Social Protections and Labor :: Work & Working Conditions
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Information and Communication Technologies :: Digital Divide

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