The Role Of Education And Skills In Bridging The Digital Gender Divide: Evidence From APEC Economies

Women still lag behind in their ability to access, use and afford digital tools. Cultural barriers and stereotypes can affect their expectations as well, and may lead them toward less rewarding career paths in an increasingly digitalised and interconnected world.

Recognising that gender equality is essential to ensure that men and women can develop their full potential in the digital world, Chile defined “women, SMEs and inclusive growth” and “digital society” as two of its key priorities for its 2019 APEC host year. We contributed to the discussions with a report on the role of education and skills in bridging the digital gender divide, which identifies barriers that prevent women in APEC economies from playing an active role in the digital revolution, as well as key areas for policy action.

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