Will Virtual Work Transform International Development?

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What: Samaschool, a start-up that trains the extreme poor in America and abroad on how to micro-task, reports that its efforts in East Africa have resulted in an average annual wage increase from $800 to $3,300 for the region’s micro-taskers.

So What: Samaschool illustrates how virtual work could be a key tool in development. It is based on the principle that the most important aspect of development under-addressed by current models is ensuring people can work. The rise of virtual work is allowing people in developing countries with good connectivity to access­­­ new markets and work opportunities, with tangible benefits in their earnings.

Source: Wired- ‘The Woman Finding Tech Jobs for the World’s Poorest People’

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