Globally the digital economy is changing how many people pursue their livelihoods – how they find work, sell goods and services, and earn a living Indonesia is at the forefront of this digital economic transition with nearly 1 in 5 Indonesians participating in digital livelihoods in some way creating an innovative ecosystem of mega platforms and smaller players.
Most other data and research focuses on jobs and formal employment, but these concepts miss the rich tapestry of strategies employed for online livelihoods on digital platforms. We look at this dynamic ecosystem through the lenses of marketplace platforms, digital livelihoods, and fractional income earning strategies and attempt to comprehensively assess people’s experience beyond income. These lenses imply inventing a new set of methods and research approaches to understand the experiences of digital livelihood earners.
Full report could be downloaded here: PATHWAYS THROUGH PLATFORM LIVELIHOODS IN INDONESIA