Skill needs for the future

Research reports and studies
August 2018
Karishma Banga and Dirk Willem te Velde

The digital economy is developing rapidly but unevenly across countries, firms, and people. While the rapid deployment of digital technologies such as robotics and 3D printing can usher in a new era of productivity, create efficiencies and generate jobs. Given the dynamic impact of digitalisation on the labour market – both in terms of employment and occupational structure – it is becoming increasingly important for developing economies to adapt to the rapidly changing skills landscape. To become more competitive, developing economies need to re-equip and re-skill their workforce with skills that are going to become important in the future. The main aim of this study is to identify these future skills.