Colombia’s socioeconomic context has been marked by weak institutions, evidenced by rising unemployment, informality, and lack of job opportunities. According to the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE from here on), in November 2021, approximately 48% of the population of Colombia’s main cities was employed in the informal economy, and the unemployment rate was 10.8% the same month, only dropping 2.5 percentage points since November 2020.

Although it is difficult to calculate the exact number of gig workers in Colombia, according to a study by the Center for Economic and Social Research (Fedesarrollo), there are approximately 200,000 people working on food delivery and ride-hailing platforms in Colombia.

The Fairwork Colombia 2022 report, the first for the country, explores the promise of social security reforms in the gig economy. It analyses eight platforms (Rappi, Ifood, Mensajeros Urbanos, Uber, Didi, Cabify, Beat, Hogarú) in three different sectors: food delivery, ride-hailing (private transportation), and domestic care.


Acompáñanos al Lanzamiento del primer informe de Fairwork Colombia. Evaluamos condiciones de trabajo de 8 plataformas digitales en Colombia. Un informe que hace parte del proyecto de Fairwork Foundation de la Universidad de Oxford.