4:00—5:30 PM ET
Center for Global Development
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Jobs, Demographics, and the Future Of Work in Africa


Amolo Ng'weno, Chief Executive Officer, BFA, and Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development


Vijaya Ramachandran, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


Amolo will talk about the demographics now shaping the future of work in Africa—where the young bulge is just starting—and middle-income Asian countries which are now facing challenges of supporting an aging population. With that in mind, she will discuss how the reality that most people in developing countries draw their incomes from the informal sector will shape the options for policy; as well as how the rise of digital commerce may provide new opportunities to create livelihoods that are suited to the country and individual circumstances. 

Amolo is CEO of BFA and a Non-Resident Fellow at CGD. Her recent areas of interest include the changing nature of work in developing countries with the growth of the digital economy; harnessing technology to provide micro-enterpreneurs with the financial and technical tools for growth; and how data analysis techniques can improve regulators' interactions with customers, including for resolving disputes. She previously held a position as Deputy Director in the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and co-founded East Africa's first internet provider. 

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