How to Promote Worker Wellbeing in the Platform Economy in the Global South
How can we advance worker rights in G20 countries?
The growth of the platform economy is creating new opportunities and
efficiencies in G20 economies. However, gig-work can often be precarious,
with reduced access to formal social protection mechanisms. This poses
unique opportunities and challenges for many G20 countries, where a large
section of the workforce is engaged in informal work across both the
unorganised and organised sectors of the economy. For the sustained and
inclusive growth of the platform economy, the wellbeing of workers must
Drawing on research undertaken in India, South Africa and Argentina, this policy brief outlines strategies for governments (G20), industries and unions (B20 and L20) and civil society (C20) to safeguard and enhance worker well-being in the platform economy.