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Digital skills within the public sector: a missing link to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Cordella, Antonio ORCID: 0000-0002-4468-7807, Gualdi, Francesco and van de Laar, Mindel (2024) Digital skills within the public sector: a missing link to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Information Polity, 29 (1). 13 - 33. ISSN 1570-1255

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Identification Number: 10.3233/IP-230008

Abstract

Academic literature has mostly discussed digital skills concerning end-users’ capability to access and use single technologies. Against this background, the paper sheds light on a missing element: the digital literacy of those who frame ICT-mediated policies that pursue sustainable development. The paper offers a novel conceptualization of digital skills as the capabilities to understand the socio-technical assemblages that emerge in social contexts after the adoption of ICT-mediated policies. Exploring the case study of the United Kingdom’s Government Digital Service, the paper argues that empowering public administrators and civil servants with these digital skills is paramount to design, implement, and manage ICT-mediated policies that aim to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://content.iospress.com/journals/information-...
Additional Information: © 2024 IOS Press
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2024 15:21
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2024 01:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/122256

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