Past Event

Automation, inequalities and the future of work

29 November 2017 13:00–14:30

IDS Convening Space

Automation and digitisation are set to impact on many areas of work and livelihoods in developing countries and there is an urgent need for robust empirical work to address this issue. Participants at the 2017 Digital Development Summit, convened by IDS, called for research institutions to create cross-cutting partnerships across disciplines, geographies and sectors both to develop research and to play a brokering role in relation to solutions.

This seminar will be a space to discuss key issues and debates and explore the role IDS researchers might play in developing this research agenda.

Andrew Norton from IIED will discuss automation, inequalities and rural livelihoods and Patrick Schroeder from IDS will discuss his research on the circular economy.


Seminar podcast will be broadcast live on Mixlr.


Automation, inequalities and the future of work from Institute of Development Studies


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