The Library

There is a thriving community of research groups and civil society organizations focusing on platform work and platform sales in emerging markets and developing economies.  This searchable collection of studies and reports is not exhaustive, but represents a diversity of contributions across geographies, disciplines, institutions, and approaches. Multiple sectors (freelancing, ride-hailing, social commerce, nanostores, asset sharing, etc) and all the elements (working, trading, renting, and creating) are found within it. 

We began with the 75 studies detailed in the 2020 literature review and update this list regularly with notable new studies.