The Platform Livelihoods Project

Working, Trading, Renting, and Creating in Digital Marketplaces

Digital platforms are changing how individuals around the world find and do work, and how small enterprises and farmers connect with markets. What are the experiences of individual workers and sellers as their livelihoods change? And what are the opportunities for digital development?

This is the site for the ‘Platform Livelihoods Project” — a set of research studies conducted in 2020-2022 by Caribou Digital and its research partners, Qhala, Story X Design, University of Ghana, Lagos Business School in Nigeria, Value for Women, Story x Design, Kilimo Source, Habitus Insight, and Learn Inc, conducted in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. It also curates broader research from the digital development community.