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Financial Health of Workers in the Gig Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought home the extent to which technology is reshaping our economies and industries. One such industry is the gig economy, a labour economy of sorts where speed and convenience are the norm, characterized by temporary or short-term work opportunities that are sometimes completed within minutes.

This report by the UNCDF offers recommendations to platforms, financial service providers and policymakers to help gig workers lead well-rounded financial lives.

The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.