Skills shortages and labour migration in the field of information and communication technology in India, Indonesia and Thailand

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Author: Duell, Nicola


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a key economic sector and generator of jobs and may be considered the backbone of the digital economy across all sectors. In many countries, the global ICT sector is facing a shortage of skilled ICT workers. A lack of skilled labour will constrain future growth and job creation in the sector, but with the right policies in place, the digital economy could make a significant contribution to advancing decent work and inclusive economic growth at the global, regional and national levels. This report is the first outcome of the ILO...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Industry; Technology; Migration; Gender; Qualifications; Policy

Keywords: Trend; Digital skills; Skill shortage; Skills mismatch; Skilled migration; Employment pattern; Working conditions; Employment opportunity; Recruitment; Employee retention; Personnel management; Skill development; Education and training opportunity; Older worker; Training policy; Labour mobility; Barrier; Regulation; Skill certification; Policy implications; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: India; Indonesia; Thailand; Asia

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: ILO, 2019

Physical description: 74 p.

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ISBN: 9789221332794 (print); 9789221332800 (web pdf)

Statement of responsibility: Nicola Dull

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.1220

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