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Blog: Why should NGOs care about the future of work?

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Apr 2017

On 13th March, IDS together with the World Wide Web Foundation and Nesta, hosted the inaugural Digital Development Summit, with the support of the UK Department for International Development and the ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative. This blog post is part of a series on 'The Future of Work' published by organisers and participants. Here, IDS's Becky Faith explains why this issue needs to be given a thorough exploration within an international development context.

Read blog in full on the BOND website: Why should NGOs care about the future of work? Bond is the UK membership body for organisations working in international development or supporting those that do through funding, research, training and other services. 

Visit our resource page to read the other blogs in this series, watch videos from the event, refer to the key papers, or view the highlights as a Storify: Lessons from the Digital Development Summit 2017.  

The Impact Initiative blog posts are either from individual researchers or from major research programmes. Some of the blog posts are original source and are written by researchers and experts connected to the two research programmes jointly funded by ESRC and FCDO: the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research and the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme. Other blog posts are imported from related websites and programmes. 

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