Over the past decade, the world has witnessed a rise in platforms and the growing platformization of work. Many of the new forms of work are being generated in the gig economy. These trends are also pervasive in India. While these developments have resulted in increased access to work for women, they are also characterized by higher levels of uncertainty and lesser incentives for skills- and capacity-building, among other challenges. What lessons can be learned from India regarding the creation of more equitable access to jobs in the digital economy? Sabina Dewan responds to these core questions and offers some policy considerations for overcoming these challenges.
The future of work podcast series was created on behalf of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).