“By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship”

Under Target 4.4, the global Indicator 4.4.1 encompasses the “proportion of youth and adults with information and communications technology (ICT) skills, by type of skill”.

Currently, data on this indicator are being collected through household-based ICT surveys. However, since the data are self-reported, it is difficult to verify the accuracy of the self-assessments the cut-off points for respondents’ age, and the quality and comparability of the data for children under 15 years.

In the thematic set of indicators, Indicator 4.4.2 encompasses the “percentage of youth/adults who have achieved at least a minimum level of proficiency in digital literacy skills”. Although data are collected for this indicator, technical issues remain associated with the definition and constructed scale.

The experts in this Task Force are working on defining a common measure for the key outcome indicator for Target 4.4.

For more details, please see the Terms of Reference for Task Force 4.4

Members of Task Force 4.4
Outputs of Task Force 4.4

  • Common definition of digital skills
  • Defining minimum proficiency level
  • UIS reporting scale for Target 4.4