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There has been a lot of hype and buzz surrounding the gig economy over recent years. Researchers and policymakers alike have been grappling with many questions around the future of work debate, with the rise of digital platforms: How will these work platforms impact the labor market? How can workers rights be protected? How can consumer rights be protected? What will the gig economy do for (or to harm) inclusion?

Data Driven Policy (Presentation)

Posted on February 1, 2019  /  0 Comments

Presented by Prof. Rohan Samarajiva at University of Moratuwa on 1st February 2019
Earlier this month, LIRNEasia Research Manager Shazna Zuhyle was in Geneva, where she was asked to speak about ICTs and Affordability at the last World Telecom / ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS 2018). Shazna headed the sub-group within the ITU’s Expert Group on Telecom / ICT Indicators (EGTI) in 2017 that proposed methodological revisions to the ICT Price Basket (IPB). Her talk revolved around the highlights of the changes made to the methodology and in understanding the supply-side data better. For example, at a national level while the value of the IPB may meet the Broadband Commission’s target of prices being less than 2 per cent of GNI per capita, if prices as a percentage of average household income per capita within income groups (e.g.
Details and application process for training event to be held 16-19 February in Pokhara.
Presented by Shazna Zuhyle at the 16th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium

Data-driven governance in Sri Lanka

Posted on December 7, 2018  /  0 Comments

Presented by Prof. Rohan Samarajiva at United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development. December, 2018.
The e-Swabhimani Awards 2018 honor outstanding digital social innovators who have impacted society using digital technologies.
An opinion piece written by LIRNEasia's CEO Helani Galpaya, published in the Economy Watch section of the Pakistan Observer on Sunday, 02 December 2018.
A Comparative Assessment of Export Potential Farmers in North and South by Suthaharan Perampalam and Samali Perera. November 2018
Presented by Nuwan Waidyanatha at the Subregional workshop on implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Pacific island countries. 20 November 2018, Nadi, Thailand
Presented by Nuwan Waidyanatha at the Subregional workshop on implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Pacific island countries. 20 November 2018, Nadi, Thailand
Presented by Nuwan Waidyanatha at Subregional workshop on implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Pacific island countries on 20 November 2018, in Nadi, Thailand
ESCAP invited us to introduce the RASTER method to participants of the Subregional workshop on the implementation of the AP-IS and SDGs in Pacific Islands. The tool and its participatory approach reveal "black swans", in telecommunications, to then derive policies and procedures for mitigating those low-frequency high impact vulnerabilities.
Presented by Helani Galpaya and Tharaka Amarasinghe on 7 November 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Presented by Rohan Samarajiva, for AfterAccess Team at IGF in Kathmandu, Nepal. 03.11.2018
Presented by Helani Galpaya, Ayesha Zainudeen and Tharaka Amarasinghe on 5 November 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka