Ecosystems of Engagement: Digital Platform and Women’s Work in Sri Lanka and India

There has been a rapid increase in the number of digital options in the context of livelihoods. This project aims to describe the ecosystem of digital platforms and the opportunities it offers for women’s work. It studies the ways in which women are being able to leverage the increasing diversity of the ecosystem to improve their economic livelihood opportunities and to socially empower themselves. It also investigates how digital platforms and apps are responding to the diversity of engagement possibilities and the changing nature of women’s work. The project explores these questions in India and Sri Lanka to delineate within country and comparative insights on how engagement and outcomes are affected by differences in ecosystems, and provide policy insights on the same.The project is part of a consortium called Women, Work, and the Gig Economy supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and coordinated by the JustJobs Network.