Digital Literacy Equity Outcomes Fund

Unlocking the power of innovative finance for the future of girls and women

Two girls take part in the UNICEF supported Digital Skills to Careers programme in Jordan.
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Highlights

Every year, adolescent girls and young women in low- and middle-income countries miss out on US$15 billion in economic opportunities due to a gap in internet access and digital skills, relative to their male peers. Less than 50 per cent of women in developing countries have access to internet connectivity due to unequal distribution of digital infrastructure across the globe, and despite some of the gains in STEM education, less than 5 per cent of women in higher education choose ICT studies and therefore lack the advanced digital skills to participate in the digital economy.

The Digital Literacy Equity Outcomes Fund hopes to address these gaps by valuing the promising pipeline of for-and non-profit interventions that are intentionally closing the gender digital literacy divide. The Fund has already obtained strong support from the Government of Finland and other partners such as UN Capital Development Fund, including interest shown by some key private sector players. UNICEF alongwith its partners invite you to unlock the power of finance for the future of girls and young women.

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