Digital skills for life and work (UNESCO 2017)
The UNESCO's report examines how the education sector can ensure that all people develop essential digital skills for life and work.
It points out that broadband technologies can help accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but only if people know how to leverage them. The publication scans the globe for examples of innovative practice and finds that successful digital skills development depends on a number of factors – including strong government involvement, teacher training, the importance of multi-stakeholder collaborations and local engagement.
The report offers a series of pointed policy recommendations and advises governments to maintain public involvement in digital skills development and redouble efforts to address inequalities in the provision of digital skills and competencies.