ITU launches Digital Skills Assessment Guidebook

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) released the Digital Skills Assessment Guidebook which is a comprehensive and practical step-by-step tool for national digital skills assessments. The guidebook is developed to help policymakers and other stakeholders evaluate ​​​existing national levels of digital skills, assess skills demand from the industry and other sectors to pinpoint skills gaps, and design policies to address future digital skills requirements. ‘COVID-19 has revealed startling digital divides between and among countries. Now more than ever, we need to work together across borders and sectors to ensure that people everywhere, including our youth, have the tools and skills they need to navigate and succeed in today’s digital economy and society,’ noted ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.