6.1 Country examples

6.1.1. Aadhaar
6.1.2. South Africa Telecom Policy
6.1.3. Mahiti Manthana initiative
6.1.4. GirlsGoIT
6.1.5. Girls in ICT Day
6.1.6. Mozilla Clubs

Section 6.2. Measurement of gender gap in digital literacy (primary data collection) suggests that countries institute a standardized indicator for measuring digital literacy. It may also be used to assess digital literacy and take specific steps to address the identified gaps. The section also reviews different ways that literacy may be measured in, provides a classification of types of digital skills, and a mention of other ways of measuring digital literacy, with their own pros and cons.


Van Deursen, A., Helsper, EJ., Eynon, R. (2014). Measuring Digital Skills: From Digital Skills to Tangible Outcomes project report. London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Twente and Oxford Internet Institute. http://www.lse.ac.uk/media-and-communications/assets/documents/research/projects/disto/Measuring-Digital-Skills.pdf

Section 6.3. Summary of data points and potential sources

The data sources currently in the Toolkit are presented in the table.