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Digital Skills Toolkit

ITU Digital Skills Toolkit“[The toolkit] addresses the many complexities of devising and advancing digital skills at policy level. It maps out how digital skills take their place within a wider framework of soft, twenty-first century skills. It offers clear guidance on bringing together – and leading – different stakeholders and moving forward under one clear and focused framework. The toolkit’s outstanding strength is its hands-on, how-to practicality and its grounding in experience from around the world. In addition to offering tools that convert complexity to manageable tasks, the toolkit brims with real-life examples of ambitious projects and programmes that impress and inspire.” Brahima Sanou, Director, ITU Telecommunications Development Bureau
The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there are 66,6 million young people unemployed. The digital economy has created a huge shortage of people with the necessary digital skills. ITU research shows that there will be tens of millions of jobs for people with advanced digital skills in the coming years.

As part of its commitment to the Decent Jobs for Youth Initiative to tackle the youth unemployment challenge and as the lead of the Digital Skills thematic priority, ITU has developed a Digital Skills toolkit to provide stakeholders with guidance on developing a national digital skills strategy. It is intended for policy makers, partners in the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and academia.
 
The toolkit is to be used as a roadmap to develop a comprehensive digital skills strategy or as a guide to focus on one specific priority.