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Publication | 1 April 2021

COVID-19 and the Future of Work in Africa: Emerging Trends in Digital Technology

Global Food and Nutrition Security

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has increased the awareness of the importance of digital technologies, and many Sub-Saharan African countries are seizing the opportunity to create conditions for new, better and inclusive jobs.

The latest Africa’s Pulse, The Future of Work in Africa: Emerging Trends in Digital Technology Adoption, says as the region looks ahead to economic recovery, digital technology not only has the potential to create new jobs, but can also help boost the productivity of existing ones. The Pulse also points to mounting evidence that shows large employment increases result in better employment opportunities for both low-and high-skilled workers, and vulnerable groups such as women and young people.