IAJBS 22nd Annual World Forum Jesuit Province of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

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Timothy Olsen

Ameliorating Africa’s Youth Unemployment Through Online Outsourcing

This study focuses on the potential for online outsourcing to aid in job growth, youth employment, and participation in the digital economy for African Nations. Online Outsourcing is the contracting of workers and to supply services or perform tasks for providers via Internet based marketplaces or platforms. These platforms allow clients or “buyers” to outsource their paid work to a large, distributed pool of remote workers while enabling coordination, delivery and quality control of these services. There are many Internet platforms (websites) for online outsourcing; each may vary as to which types of work enabled, or expertise of the crowd.