Regional Youth Digital Skill Strategies: South Asia, Phase 1


Commonwealth Secretariat


Building a clear and concise data-driven and evidence-based policy-enabling paradigm is the key to effective economic growth and
workforce development for any country. While businesses in South Asia are fast in adopting new technologies, there is a risk that talent to support its implementation won’t keep pace.

The technology sector will see a high level of labour-skills shortages if action is not taken in all parts of the world, including South Asia.

As all companies essentially become tech companies – facilitated by advances in 5G, the IoT and other Industry 4.0 technologies – it’s essential that businesses and public bodies team up to advance tech skill sets within their markets.



11 October 2022