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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.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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