Digital Skills Toolkit

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This toolkit provides stakeholders with guidance on developing a digital skills strategy. It is intended for policymakers, along with partners in the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and academia. Its overarching aim is to facilitate the development of a comprehensive digital skills strategy at country level. Readers will find practical information, examples, and stepbystep guides which they can use to develop their national digital skills strategy as well as policies and programmes to address specific priorities. Chapters 38 include tools that policymakers and stakeholders can use in developing ideas specifically for their country or context. An editable Word version of these tools is attached to the PDF version of this Toolkit which can be accessed by clicking on the paperclip attachment icon in the left navigation bar.



Basic and intermediate skills: Ensuring everyone has the digital skills needed to succeed in work and life

National digital skills strategies need to ensure that everyone has the basic digital skills to function in society as well as opportunities to gain intermediate skills that improve employment prospects and enable more meaningful uses of technology. This is the focus of this chapter. It includes common challenges, successful approaches and sets out a range of channels for basic and intermediate skills delivery – as well as tools to identify such channels and programmes that may exist already. Chapter 6 covers advanced skills.


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