What Does the Data Really Tell Us? Insights From the New World Bank Human Development Report 2019 on The Changing Nature of Work

Author(s): 
Gregory Warner, Federica Saliola, Adekunbi Adeoye, Roman Vydro
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
NPR, The World Band, SESEWA, Garage Hub
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Publication Date: 
Sep 25, 2018

That the world of work is changing is undisputed. Just how much, how fast and what it really means for the world’s young people presents a mixed picture. A new World Bank Human Development Report (2019) on The Changing Nature of Work offers us some key insights: First, technological change is not happening as quickly as believed; second, we should be far more concerned about inequality in all its forms but especially of opportunity; and three, what is needed now is a new social contract and much greater investment in human capital. 

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Tags: 
Adolescent Girls
Children
Community Development
Economic Empowerment
Entrepreneurship
Financial Capability
Financial Literacy/Education
Livelihoods
Market Development
Market Research & Assessments
Orphans & Vulnerable Children
Rural & Agricultural Finance
Training & Capacity
Unemployment
Youth