The gig economy matches businesses to consumers through digital platforms. It serves local communities such as Tutorama, an Egyptian online platform connecting students with local private tutors.…

Rong Chen, Simeon Djankov |

With the creation of the World Bank’s Human Capital project and launch of the Human Capital Index in October 2018 it is fitting for social accountability practitioners to ask how countries would…

Jeff Thindwa |

The Middle East and North Africa region have some of the best educated, unemployed people in the world. High-skill university graduates currently make up almost 30 percent of the unemployed pool …

Federica Saliola, Davida Connon |

Are robots, friends or foes of the future of work? Automation is eliminating some routine jobs but, on the positive side, robots are good partners for workers engaged in tasks that demand…

Federica Saliola |

2018 has been an exceptionally rich year for social protection research. As part of my weekly links, I reviewed some 300 papers published over the past 12 months, and with the calendar year coming…

Ugo Gentilini |

Although Bangladesh has achieved much in the way of poverty reduction and human development, progress has been slower in some urban areas. Issues such as slow-down of quality job growth, low…

Wameq Azfar Raza |

Gergana Ivanova is the first woman to serve in the national guards' unit in Bulgaria. Photo: bTV A few years ago, Gergana Ivanova became famous in my country, Bulgaria. She became the first…

Gergana Tsvetanova Tsvetanova |

In Guatemala, Program Leader Marco Hernandez and his team tested behaviorally informed messages in letters to non-compliant taxpayers. © World Bank [[tweetable]]Behavioral science can provide…

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo, Renos Vakis |

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نعيش الآن منذ نحو عقد من الزمن مع برامج رقمية بدأ تأثيرها على تغيير أساليب عملنا يتجلى بشكل محسوس.  ورغم أن هذا يستحق اهتماما وتقصيا أكبر، فإن…

Federica Saliola |

From the e-commerce site Taobao.com to the social media app WeChat, China has drawn global attention to its digital platform economy. A third of the top-200 digital platforms were born in China…

Rong Chen, Simeon Djankov |