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Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Preservation of Air carrier Records

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on February 13, 2013 (74 FR 59018). No comments were received. article

Digital Jobs in Africa: Catalyzing Inclusive Opportunities for Youth-by Eme Essien Lore

The positive economic impact of the Internet is well known. Mobile and Internet platforms have increased access to improved agriculture, education, health, and governance services by otherwise under-served communities. Beyond improving delivery of key social services, Information Communication Technology (ICT) is generating transformative growth – growth that creates sustainable pathways out of poverty. Read report

Preparing the Poor and Vulnerable for Digital Jobs- by Sarah Troup

This report profiles successful demand-driven training programs from across the globe. These programs intentionally configure curriculum and other design elements to meet the needs of potential employers. Demand-driven training programs are a key pillar of our strategy for Digital Jobs Africa Initiative because they help ensure that the skills people learn are right for the job they are seeking. The report includes key lessons from the profiled models that can be used as a guide to successful demand-driven training programs. Read report

South Africa and Kenya's Potential for Digital Jobs- The Rockefeller Foundation

This research brief intends to draw the attention of development studies and information & communication technology (ICT) scholars and practitioners who wish to better understand the labor market and in particular the potential of digital work within the ICT and services sub-sector. In particular, the brief examines Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and whether this industry can have a lasting change on digital employment for youth and other marginalized groups in South Africa. Read report