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Bridging the digital divide in the G20: skills for the new age

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-29 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:25:41Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:25:41Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-29 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11258
dc.description.abstract The digital divide in general, and between women and men in particular, is a manifestation of exclusion, poverty and inequality, and is likely to continue because of the effects of unemployment, poorly functioning digital skilling programmes and socio-cultural norms in some economies, and further depriving women equal access to digital services. Digital skills provide the poor a catalyst to break out of the cycle of poverty and empower themselves. This paper considers a three-pronged digital skills strategy that will be required for developing countries to break out of the digital divide trap: (1) Monitor the evolving set of digital skills required for employment (2) incorporate a holistic digital skills development strategy into national education programmes, and (3) contextualize skilling programs within prevailing socio-cultural norms that will shape the uptake and impact of digital skilling programs. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject DIGITAL DIVIDE en
dc.subject SKILLS DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Bridging the digital divide in the G20: skills for the new age en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume September en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Economics en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10016 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8911 en
dc.bibliographictitle Chetty, K., Aneja, U., Mishra, V., Gcora, N. & Josie, J. (2017) Bridging the digital divide in the G20: skills for the new age. <i>Economics</i>. September:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Chetty, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Aneja, U. en
dc.contributor.author3 Mishra, V. en
dc.contributor.author4 Gcora, N. en
dc.contributor.author5 Josie, J. en


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