LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO FACILITATE LABOR MARKET RECOVERY
COVID-19 has been a catalyst for three technologies that had had slow adoption rates until just a few months ago: teleworking, on-demand digital platforms, and online training. This is evidenced by the increase in downloads of mobile applications related to these activities. In this interactive note, the sixth in the series The Future of Work in Latin America and the Caribbean, we analyze the implications of these applications and highlight the main opportunities and challenges that countries in the region face to expand these forms of work and training, facilitating labor markets' reconstruction.
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How is Latin America and the Caribbean experiencing telework?
Introduction: What's The Future of Work in Latin America and the Caribbean series about?
Marcelo Cabrol, Manager of the Social Sector at the IDB, introduces our series of interactive notes in this audio.
Audio 1: Telework before and after COVID-19
Catalina Rodríguez Tapia, Consultant in the Labor Markets Division of the IDB, analyzes the potential expansion of telework based on the opinions of Fernando Saltiel (professor at McGill University), Silvina Moschini (Founder and CEO of SheWorks!), and Verónica Alaimo, Senior Specialist in the Labor Markets Division of the IDB.
Audio 2: Online training: the new way to learn?
Anne Hand and Graciana Rucci, from the Labor Markets Division of the IDB, discuss the growth in online training platforms due to coronavirus. This analysis includes contributions from Mateo Samper, Head of Public Sector Partnerships for Ibero-America for the virtual education platform Coursera.
Audio 3: Coronavirus and on-demand digital labor platforms
María Teresa Silva-Porto, Consultant in the Labor Markets Division of the IDB, analyzes the challenges and opportunities related to on-demand digital labor platforms. Illin Carrillo (Delivery Person with Glovo), Elizabeth Mishkin (Senior Economist at Uber), and Guillermo Bracciaforte (Co-founder of Workana) complement the analysis.
Audio 4: Can we rethink social security systems for a post-COVID-19 world?
Oliver Azuara, Senior Specialist in the Labor Markets Division of the IDB, reflects on the challenges facing social security systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. This analysis includes opinions from experts Santiago Levy, David Tuesta, Mauricio Cárdenas, and Claudia Cooper.