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Technology at work: the future of innovation and employment

The 21st century has already brought remarkable technological achievements. The leading corporations of the digital age — including YouTube, Facebook and eBay — barely existed only a decade ago. The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, the year Skype was first released. The first iPhone was launched in 2007 and in 2010 Google announced their first fully autonomous car.

Agiletown: the relentless march of technology and London’s response

Throughout history, advances in technology have transformed commercial activity and the jobs that people do, never more so than today with the accelerating pace of change in digitisation and robotics. The continuing impact of technology on jobs needs a response from policy makers, businesses and educators.

Women in the digital economy: breaking through the equality threshold

Changes in demographics and education, and female emancipation itself, are laying bare the need to promote greater efficiency and equity in markets so as to make use of women’s capabilities. And they are casting more light on the structural injustice underpinning the current economic and social structure.

Linking savings accounts to mobile phones: are potential users interested?

In the last decade, the micro-credit sector has expanded the world over. A great deal of interest is now being focussed on the development potential of mobilising micro-savings by channeling the liquidity of the poor into the formal banking sector. A new wave of technological innovations, from mobile banking to ATM cards, has aimed at reducing the transactions costs for small accounts.

Issues and Challenges of Climate Change for Women Farmers in the Caribbean: The potential of ICTs

This paper focuses on the potential role of organic farming for regional food security and for addressing climate change impacts in the Caribbean. The correlation between access to quality information and livelihood security is also explored and the particular implications for women farmers.

Right to Information Learning Programme in India for civil society and media representatives of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), New Delhi (CHRI) organised a Learning Programme on the Right to Information (RTI-LP) for representatives of civil society, media and academia from Commonwealth member States- Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa, between 16-26 March 2014, with support from the Department for International Development (DfID), India office.

Safetipin – an overview: Active Learning Solutions

Safetipin is a complete map-based mobile phone application which works to make our communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. Ithas been developed to encourage more people to be involved in safety of women and communities. It is a free app and will always remain so for users.

Progress Report: Safetipin Active Learning Solution

Safetipin is a complete map-based mobile phone application which works to make our communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. It has been developed to encourage more people to be involved in safety of women and communities. It is a free app and will always remain so for users.

Delivering on the data revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa: Final report of the data for Africa development working group

Governments, international institutions, and donors need good data on basic development metrics like inflation, vaccination coverage, and school enrollment to accurately plan, budget, and evaluate their activities. Governments, citizens, and civil society at large use data as a “currency” for accountability.