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Digitization is changing the way businesses operate, but without technologically knowledgeable workers, economies worldwide will stagnate. While high- and medium-income countries have the technology infrastructure, the talent pool, and the necessary policies and regulations, low-income countries are struggling. In this exhaustive report, The Economist Intelligence Unit pinpoints the problems countries face when trying to develop tech-savvy workforces. getAbstract recommends this timely analysis to anyone interested in understanding the factors affecting the development of the “workforce of the future.”

In this summary, you will learn

  • What being part of a “workforce of the future” means,
  • What factors affect the development of a workforce of the future and
  • Which countries have the best chances to develop such workforces.

About the Author

David Humphreys is a custom research director at The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Brad Hoffman is a former consultant of EIU.



The Workforce of the Future Index quantifies the “technological aptitude of national workforces” in 56 countries, across six different categories:

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