May 22, 2020

Worker Rights, Agency and Collective Bargaining: A look at digital platforms in India, South Africa, Myanmar and Online work.

Urvashi Aneja & Zothan Mawii

In a study for USAID, we looked at the impact of various types of digital platforms on worker wellbeing and rights in the Global South. ...



May 12, 2020

Women and Wellbeing in India’s Gig Economy

Zothan Mawii

Tandem Research will be starting preparations for our IDRC funded research on Women and Wellbeing in India’s Gig Economy, taking into account the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on women working through platforms across a range of occupations, wages and skill levels ...

May 8, 2020

The Future of Cities in a post-pandemic world

Zaheb Ahmad

Will COVID-19 bring about a change in how we fundamentally think about and build our cities? ...

May 4, 2020

Urban Living Labs: a new wave of ‘experimental governance’

Zaheb Ahmad

The coastal city of Panaji will be home to India’s first urban living lab. ...

Apr 30, 2020

Book Review: The Smart Enough City

Zaheb Ahmad

Amidst the cacophony surrounding smart cities, cities could do just fine being ‘smart enough’ ...

Apr 21, 2020

Covid-19: The Goan Tourism Industry

Iona Eckstein

We are investigating how tourism is being impacted by the coronavirus crisis and lockdown in Goa. ...

Apr 15, 2020

Covid-19: The Goan Fishing industry

Iona Eckstein

We are investigating how labour is being impacted by the coronavirus crisis and lockdown in Goa. ...

Apr 14, 2020

Covid-19: and relief measures for gig workers in India

Zothan Mawii

We heard from 4 union leaders about the situation facing workers on the ground and the shortcomings of the measures platforms claim to be taking to ensure their workers' safety and protection. ...

Apr 1, 2020

Covid-19: ‘Ghost workers’ and the content moderation industry

Iona Eckstein

As the global population reacts to the spread of the coronavirus, it is obvious that people are spending more time online. ...

Apr 1, 2020

Covid-19: What about gig workers?

Iona Eckstein

This blog charts the impact of Covid-19 on this group of gig workers before and after the 21-day janata lockdown announced by the prime minister, before making recommendations about how they should be supported moving forward. ...