ITU’s Digital Skills Toolkit offers guidance to develop national digital skills strategies

Digital Skills Toolkit

Digital Skills Toolkit

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) released a Digital Skills Toolkit to provide policymakers and other stakeholders with guidance on developing national digital skills strategies. The document – elaborated in collaboration with the Technology and Social Change research group for the University of Washington in Seattle, – contains an in-depth exploration of different initiatives that are currently being implemented worldwide. It takes complex strategies and converts them to manageable tasks.

The toolkit can be used either to generate a full comprehensive national strategy, or to offer guidance for stakeholders to create initiatives focused on specific areas, such as addressing the needs of underrepresented groups. Topics of the toolkit include engaging the right stakeholders, inventorying and assessing existing policies, developing strategies for different levels of expertise, addressing the needs of underrepresented groups, joining international or regional initiatives, and monitoring strategies to guarantee their success.

This publication is a contribution to the Decent Jobs for Youth global initiative launched to scale up employment opportunities for young people in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Download the Digital Skills Toolkit

Source: ITU, Decent Jobs for Youth, TASCHA