MIMO – Bridging the digital gap for the rural workforce
Gig workers have been facing the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak. This blog highlights the story of a FinTech startup, MIMO, which uses technology to connect service providers to its end customers through gig workers. Learn how MIMO supports gig workers in these tough times.
Covered! How informal youth workers in the gig economy can be insured
In this blog, we highlight how MSC uses its behavioral and human-centered research to understand the dynamic nature of work for the youth, especially those in the informal sector, risks that affect them, and their everyday use-cases to design effective microinsurance product concepts for gig platforms and workers.
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste: Let us design a social security program for gig workers!
This blog highlights the need for a social security program for tech platform based gig workers, a subset of informal workers. We highlight the unique features of gig workers, and the enabling technology and formal financial ecosystem that can fulfil the promise of a safety net for gig workers. We also highlight the role of the government in regulating and financing such a scheme.
Formal financial services, informal workers: How can financial services work for the gig economy?
The informal sector offers abundant opportunities for the youth in Kenya to generate income, though it has its challenges like poor and irregular pay and a host of other challenges. Read more on what can be done for the gig platform economy to offer better working conditions for the informal workers.
Developing formal financial services for informal gig workers webinar
Speakers from MSC and BFA Global share their key insights on their work with Lynk- a gig platform for informal workers. They also discuss how they assisted Lynk in creating insurance and microinsurance product concepts for gig workers and credit respectively at a webinar on 18th May 2020.
Same problems, same inequalities: Women in the digital gig economy
The digital gig economy in Africa has quickly gained prominence over time and continues to enhance opportunities for youth and women. Some of MSC’s recent research work in Kenya indicates increasing participation of women, especially in the blue-collar digital gig economy though there remains a gender disparity in women’s participation in this sector.