The Gig Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Latin American Youth

Author(s): 
Sebastian Siseles, Mariana Viollaz, John Hewitt, Maria Victoria Fazio
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
IADB, Fundacion CAATEC, Freelancer.com
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Sep 26, 2018

This session examined the opportunities and challenges for promoting Latin American youth participation in global online labor markets. It addressed key challenges such as identifying and developing skills that promote employability, as well as opportunities related to virtual labor migration and the mitigation of spatial mismatch between labor demand and supply. Based on a thorough examination of case studies around the region, the session explored opportunities for public-private partnerships that promote labor force participation (particularly among young women) as well as investments in education and skills related to these opportunities.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Tags: 
Training & Capacity
Youth