India is the second-largest digital market in the world, with over 560 million internet users.
Securing a job is one challenge, but the biggest of all obstacles is access to decent work opportunities in the digital age. India has always had a significant proportion of its population engaged in the informal economy, limiting their access to decent working conditions. The nature of work is rapidly changing due to the advent of technologically induced digital labor platforms built mainly on a pool of on-demand workers. This is broadly defined as the gig economy in the 21st century. The pace at which this sector is growing and fast-evolving; a deeper understanding of this new world of work is urgently needed.