We explore how technology can be harnessed for the greater good, and identify ways to monitor and reduce its potential to damage the positive outcomes – justice, equality and inclusion – that we seek.
ODI on Digital
In this instalment of Budgets and Bytes we are checking in on recent developments in digital money, their potential benefits for lower income countries, the role of government in their adoption, as well as some worrying and interesting developments in El Salvador and The Bahamas respectively.
Youth-led (digital) innovation and resilience during Covid-19: experiences from the African continent
Contributing to the evidence base on how young people across the African continent have been resilient and innovative in adapting their enterprises in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
ODI Working paper | This paper is based on a consultation with African youth, exploring their experiences with employment in the gig economy, business and tech innovation, and issues around social protection and financial inclusion.
This research asks ‘how can youth businesses be supported in their growth?’ Evidence from Uganda uses the agricultural sector as a case study. Hint: digital ag-platforms & mobile technologies are crucial.