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Going Digital: Shaping Policies, Improving Lives

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Digital technologies and data are transformational. People, firms and governments live, interact, work and produce differently than in the past, and these changes are accelerating rapidly. How can we realise the immense promises of digital technologies and data for growth and well-being in a fast evolving world? This report charts the road ahead. It identifies seven policy dimensions that allow governments – together with citizens, firms and stakeholders – to shape digital transformation to improve lives. It also highlights key opportunities, challenges and policies related to each dimension, offers new insights, evidence and analysis, and provides recommendations for better policies in the digital age.

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Ensuring good jobs for all

The world of work and labour markets are transforming. This chapter provides estimates of the shares of jobs that are likely to be automated or face significant change, and presents evidence and insights on job creation across sectors, labour market dynamics, key fields of studies for a digital world, training of workers by skill level, and active labour market expenditures. It discusses how policy can help prepare workers for many new jobs and changes to existing ones, and how to empower people with the mix of skills needed to succeed in a digital world of work. This chapter also underscores the importance of getting ready for a massive training challenge, as well as the need to review education systems, improve social protection to ensure no one is left behind, and address concerns about emerging forms of work. 

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