In some ways, the growth of the “gig economy” in the West mirrors the informal, small-scale entrepreneurship model long familiar in the developing world. As technological advances and automation increase, workers and those entering the workforce must rethink their paths. Do these models help young people access employment on their own terms, or are they new means of exploitation? In places where the youth population booms while formal work opportunities dwindle, is peace and stability at risk? We’ll explore how social entrepreneurs adapt to this reality and innovate within a new work paradigm.