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      Technology 25 November 2020

      Policy Options for Regulating Platform Work

      As the nature of work changes and more individuals derive an income from platform work, existing labour and social protection regulations are no longer fit for purpose. JJN and the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri), with support from the German Development Corporation GIZ, conducted an initial scoping study that sheds light on employment, working conditions and labour and policy regimes for platform workers.

      by Hennie Bester et al.
      Technology 31 May 2019

      New Opportunities in the Platform Economy : On-Ramps to Formalization in the Global South

      The JustJobs Network team has collaborated with the Future of Work in the Global South, to examine the platform economy workers in the global South. The findings and recommendations of this paper aim to improve policymakers’ access to data on platform economy work and, second, on using that information to design integrated systems of taxation and social protection and develop appropriate legal definitions of platform services and workers.

      Welfare and Rights 30 September 2014

      South Africa’s Employment Tax Incentive: Can a wage subsidy tackle the world’s third highest youth unemployment rate?

      South Africa faces the third highest youth unemployment rate in the world, due to high labor costs, a massive skills gap and vulnerability. The Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) is a wage subsidy scheme meant to incentivize firms to hire more young people by offsetting the cost.

      Urbanization 1 May 2018

      Boosting Urban Job Creation Beyond Lusaka: How to Catalyze Balanced, Job-Rich Urbanization in Zambia

      Despite the impressive, sustained rates of economic growth that Zambia has achieved since the start of the 21st century, and its relatively swift recovery from an economic downturn in 2015, the country’s ongoing structural transformation and urbanization processes are yielding highly uneven results.

      Technology 18 October 2016

      Improving Agricultural Livelihoods Through E-vouchers in Zambia: Leveraging Technology to Streamline and Strengthen Farm Subsidies

      This report examines Zambia’s agricultural subsidy programs, particularly the electronic voucher (e-voucher) system, aimed at enhancing food security and rural income. In addition, it enumerates the challenges faced, and puts forth policy recommendations for improvement.

      by Felix Mwenge, Gibson Masumbu
      Urbanization 16 June 2016

      Promoting Job-Rich Urbanization in Zambia

      This research project explores how good city governance can leverage urban economies to create more and better jobs.

      by Gregory Randolph, Dhruv Jain
      Income and Wages 10 September 2015

      The Misunderstood Minimum Wage: A Case Study of South Africa

      This report seeks to provide clarity on the topic of minimum wage legislation by contextualizing the debate and detailing sector-specific empirical evidence of minimum wage legislation's impact in South Africa given the country's unique historical, social and economic context.

      by Aalia Cassim et al.

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