Quality work on the fringes


Screen Shot 2018-07-10 at 15.05.57To sustainably, lastingly, elevate an irregular workforce; we must start with identifying local leverage. Which stakeholders will put weight behind an intervention?




How fundamental?

Possibilities for supporting irregular workers typically fall into two categories:

  • Small-scale: Micro-apprenticeships, legal controls, training, and other variants on traditional labor market initiatives can usually be costed with outcomes accurately anticipated.
  • Infrastructure: If launched successfully, a new market for this labor, under local control, will lastingly shift-the-dial for swathes of the workforce. But it’s more of a step into the unknown.

Our focus is on initiating new infrastructure for hourly labor. It should mirror the aims of existing publicly-provided markets for traditional jobs. Exploring launch of a new flexi-labor market is not really about technology. You can have a version of our CEDAH system or commission a build of your own. The challenge is “Market making”; ensuring everything is in place for a robust launch that quickly grows to a critical mass of active users.


In this section:

→ Business case: With so many priorities, why explore a CEDAH?

Market making: How to get going in your area.

Setting the rules: Aligning a CEDAH with local priorities.


→  Impact