In order to respond to the challenge of measuring digitalisation and its impact, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the International Labour Organization and the European Commission launched in 2019 a Joint Expert Group on Measuring Platform Work. The Expert Group gathered a team of statisticians and analysts from the three institutions and from various National Statistical Offices. This report summarises the findings of the Expert Group and provides a set of Guidelines for Measuring Platform Work.

The report was curated by the OECD Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunities in collaboration with the OECD Statistics and Data Directorate, with significant contributions from the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Chapter 2); from the International Labour Organization (Chapter 3); from the OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate (Chapter 4); from Eurostat, the International Labour Organization and the National Statistical Offices of Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States (Chapter 5).

Lead authors for each of the chapters were: Marco Mira d’Ercole and Fabrice Murtin (OECD, Chapter 1); Pascal Marianna, Fabrice Murtin and Anna-Rosa Pesole (respectively OECD and JRC, Chapter 2); Michael Frosch (ILO, Chapter 3); Pierre Montagnier and Lucia Russo (OECD, Chapter 4), and Riccardo Gatto (Eurostat, Chapter 5). Written contributions were kindly provided by Pieter Vermeulen (Statistics Belgium), Myriam Hazel and Martin Lemire (Statistics Canada), Carla Cisternas Casale (Chile National Statistics Institute), Guillaume Bichler (INSEE), Boon Heng Ang (Manpower Research and Statistics Department, Singapore), Silvia Perrenoud (Swiss Federal Statistical Office) and Anne Polivka (US Bureau of Labour Statistics). Fabrice Murtin led the project, which was supervised by Marco Mira d’Ercole, under the direction of Romina Boarini. Martine Zaïda has provided essential communications support throughout the project. Cassandra Morley prepared and formatted the manuscript for publication.

The report has benefited from helpful comments provided by national delegates to the OECD Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy. Their contributions and advice are kindly acknowledged.

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