This pamphlet is concerned with a profoundly transformative technology, one that affects a crucial element of the fabric of society.
It examines digital money, a technology that moves economic transactions, payments, remittances, transfers etc, from the physical into the digital world. Just as communications and publishing have been transformed by digital technologies, so too will financial services. The progress of digital money will inevitably surprise us and it will develop in unexpected ways, but we believe it is on the cusp of delivering a remarkable transformation in the global economy. It will end the divide between those who can and those who cannot participate in formal economic transactions. It may usher in a new era of more inclusive innovation that involves billions of more people around the world in constructing the services that affect their future.
Fabian Wallace-Stephens Emma Morgante
This report explores trends shaping the future of work in Sub-Saharan Africa and examines the challenges that countries in the region need to address to ensure all workers are able to access good work.
This report describes how a unique partnership between the RSA, Alt/Now and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Mastercard Impact Fund took on the challenge of exploring the action needed to combat economic insecurity in the future of work.
This snapshot paper summarises our enquiry into the future of retail. We explore possible future challenges and opportunities for the sector and outline a set of prototype policy and practice interventions, developed in partnership with major retailers, policy makers and wider civil society.