Panel 4.2 – Skills for a Digital World


Background document- Skills for a Digital World

To inform Ministerial Panel 4.2 – Skills for a Digital World the OECD has already undertaken work on digital world. The discussions will build on past reports and activities including:

Adults, Computers and Problem Solving  

Adults, Computers and Problem Solving. What's the Problem? 2015

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the results from the Survey of Adult Skills related to problem solving in technology-rich environments, along with measures concerning the use of ICT and problem solving. 

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015  

Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015

Over 200 indicators in the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard show how OECD and major non-OECD economies are starting to move beyond the crisis, increasingly investing in the future. 

Measuring the Digital Economy  

Measuring the Digital Economy – A New Perspective 2014

This report presents indicators traditionally used to monitor the information society and complements them with experimental indicators that provide insight into areas of policy interest. The key objectives of this publication are to highlight measurement gaps and propose actions to advance the measurement agenda. 

Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives  

OECD Skills Strategy. Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Skills Policies 2012

This report presents a strategy that will help countries reach the goal of having and making the best use of a high-quality pool of skills. The OECD Skills Strategy shifts the focus from traditional measures of skills, such as years of initial education and training or qualifications attained, to a much broader perspective that includes the skills people can acquire, use and maintain–and also lose–over a whole lifetime. Without sufficient investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into economic growth, and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society. In addition, the book points out that for skills to retain their value, they must be continuously maintained and upgraded throughout life so that people can collaborate, compete and connect in ways that drive economies and societies forward.




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