OECD Skills Outlook 2023

Skills for a Resilient Green and Digital Transition

Skills are vital for building resilient economies and societies. By helping individuals develop a diverse range of skills and empowering them to apply these skills effectively, skills policies play a crucial role in responding to emerging threats, such as environmental degradation and harmful applications of technologies used to collect, generate, and exchange information. This edition of the Skills Outlook highlights the importance of supporting individuals in acquiring a wide range of skills, at varying levels of proficiency, to promote economic and social resilience. Additionally, the report acknowledges the role of attitudes and dispositions in enabling skills development and effective skills use. It also emphasises the need for policy makers to monitor the costs associated with policies aimed at promoting the green and digital transition, and how the transition affects inequalities. Training opportunities that respond to emerging labour market needs and efforts to facilitate their uptake can promote a just and inclusive green and digital transition. In turn, education systems that equip young people not only with skills but attitudes to manage change can ensure that the green and digital transition is sustainable in the longer term.

Published on November 06, 2023 Latest available edition in: French, Italian

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Reader’s guide
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Key facts and figures (infographic)
From awareness to action: The role of attitudes and dispositions for mobilising environmental sustainability skills
Skills for a net-zero future: Empowering communities for the green transition
Preparing for a changing world: Promoting key skills to adapt to climate change through education and training
Skills and attitudes for new information landscapes
Empowering through health literacy: Skills to navigate health information and make informed decisions
Bridging language barriers: Language skills in information-rich societies
The human behind the machine: Skills and attitudes towards the future of artificial intelligence
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