Quality work on the fringes

Program Outputs

A successful CEDAH (Central Database of Available Hours) improves labor market fringes. That boosts jobs, equity, growth, and quality of life.


A local labor market

Projecting precise outcomes of a CEDAH launch is difficult; we have so little starting-point data. But if launch is successful, some broad themes should be seen:

  • Economic growth: More people are working in the legitimate economy. Businesses are able to grow, flex and retract with less dislocation.
  • Inclusion: Individuals with complex lives who can’t commit to regular hours can easily access the legitimate labor market, and move upwards.
  • New models of support: Targeted interventions, Peer Navigators, micro-credentials; programs like this become more precise and easier to administer.
  • Data: A gauzy part of the workforce becomes clear. Individuals can see and align with opportunities. Companies can assess skills needs in new detail.
  • Accountability: Instead of remote global brands intermediating local transactions, and extracting large fees, the market is locally controlled by accountable bodies.


In this section:

→  Job creation: Incremental hiring, putting workers on an on-ramp, new retention tools.

→  Training: Atomized, responsive learning, new sources of funding, best-use-of-time.

→  Safety net: Flexi-curity, guaranteed work, more humane application of rules.

→  Childcare and other services: Responsive, transparent, lowest-overhead.

→  Business growth: Work-around needs of a startup, hire incrementally, exploit data.


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