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Guidelines on Providing Social Protection to Digital Platform Workers

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Published Date December 2021
Type of Publication Manuals
Publication Under SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Human Resources Development (HRDWG)
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Pages 36
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Digital platform economies and technology adoption have drastically changed business models and created new forms of work in the labor market across various economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Drawing upon good practices, experiences, and innovations across various economies in the region, the APEC Guidelines on Providing Social Protection to Digital Platform Workers aim to address the social protection gap for platform workers. An online workshop was held from 24 to 26 August 2021 amongst policymakers, regulators, and researchers to discuss various policy implementation challenges as well as good practices related to providing social protection to digital platform workers. Besides existing and related literature in the topic, this report used the findings from the workshop to design the framework of the guideline, outline the challenges faced by varying economies and provide a set of recommendations to provide social protection to platform workers.