OECD Skills Outlook 2019

Thriving in a Digital World

Economies and societies are undergoing digital transformations that bring both opportunities and challenges and countries’ preparedness to seize the benefits of a digital world is largely dependent on the skills of their population. This edition of the OECD Skills Outlook aims to understand how policies, and in particular those that affect skills development and use, can shape the outcomes of digital transformation and translate into more equally shared benefits among and within countries’ populations. Ensuring people can benefit from new technologies and are not left behind requires a comprehensive and co-ordinated policy effort. This package of co-ordinated policies needs to simultaneously promote digitalisation where the latter increases productivity and well-being, and otherwise cushion its negative impacts.

Published on May 09, 2019Also available in: French

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SUMMARIESavailable in 7 languages

English OECD Skills Outlook 2019 (Summary in English)
French Perspectives de l’OCDE sur les compétences 2019
Spanish Perspectivas de habilidades en la OCDE 2019
German OECD Skills Outlook 2019
Japanese OECDスキル・アウトルック2019年版
Italian Prospettive dell’OCSE sulle competenze, 2019
Korean 2019년 OECD 직업역랑 전망


Executive summary
Overview – Skills-related policies to work, live and learn in a digital world
A digital world of work: Transformations of occupations and the implications for skills needs
A digital world of work: Adapting to changes through occupation mobility
Skills for a digital society
Learning in a digital environment
Policies to support lifelong and countrywide learning for a digital world
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