DIODE Working Papers

1. Defining, Conceptualising and Measuring the Digital Economy (Rumana Bukht & Richard Heeks)

2. Digital Enterprises in Africa: A Synthesis of Current Evidence (Richard Boateng, Joseph Budu, Alfred Sekyere Mbrokoh, Eric Ansong, Sheena Lovia Boateng & Augustus Barnnet Anderson)

3. Digital Economy and Digital Labour Terminology: Making Sense of the “Gig Economy”, “Online Labour”, “Crowd Work”, “Microwork”, “Platform Labour”, Etc (Richard Heeks)

4. Decent Work and the Digital Gig Economy: A Developing Country Perspective on Employment Impacts and Standards in Online Outsourcing, Crowdwork, etc (Richard Heeks)

DIODE Member Publications

Autumn 2017

Bhutan Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment (UNCTAD)

Cambodia Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment (UNCTAD)

Digital Economy….How Are Developing Countries Performing? The Case of Egypt (MCIT)

Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) (Routledge)

Information Economy Report 2017: Digitalization, Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Let’s Make Platform Capitalism More Accountable (New Internationalist)

Minimum Wages on Online Labour Platforms (University of Oxford)

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017 (OECD)

Samoa Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment (UNCTAD)

Sociocultural Transitions and Developmental Impacts in the Digital Economy of Impact Sourcing (Information Systems Journal)

Thrown under the bus and outrunning it! The logic of Didi and taxi drivers’ labour and activism in the on-demand economy (New Media & Society)

Towards a Fairer Gig Economy (Meatspace Press)

Working Digital Money into a Cash Economy: The Collaborative Work of Loan Payment (Computer Supported Cooperative Work)

Spring 2017

Mobile Economy 2017 (GSMA)

Digital Start-Ups in the Global South: Embeddedness, Digitality and Peripherality in Latin America (University of Manchester)

Reaping Digital Dividends : Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia (World Bank)

How to Resist the Exploitation of Digital Gig Workers (Red Pepper)

The Risks and Rewards of Online Gig Work At the Global Margins (University of Oxford)

Reconsidering the Role of the Digital in Global Production Networks (Global Networks)

Engagement in the Knowledge Economy: Regional Patterns of Content Creation with a Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa (Information Technologies & International Development)

Digital Labour and Development: Impacts of Global Digital Labour Platforms and the Gig Economy on Worker Livelihoods (Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research)

Policy Primer on the Internet of Everything (International Chamber of Commerce)