Building Digital Competencies to Benefit from Frontier Technologies

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This study explores ways in which digital skills can be developed and harnessed to support sustainable development in a current context of technological change. It discusses the types of skills that countries need to prepare the future workforces for the changing world and to maximise the development opportunities offered by existing and emerging technologies. It examines the potential of existing and emerging digital technologies in building and enhancing digital skills. The study also dwells upon technologies for education among other subjects.




This study was prepared with the overall guidance of Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics and by a team comprising Dong Wu (team leader), Claudia Contreras, Laura Cyron, Abiy Solomon and Jannate Temsamani under the supervision of Angel Gonzalez Sanz, Chief, Science, Technology and ICT Branch.


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