White Paper on the Future of Jobs and Skills in India

With support from Microsoft Philanthropies and knowledge partners, Tandem Research.


We released a white paper titled Skills for Future Jobs: Technology and the Future of Work in India on March 13th, 2018, in New Delhi.

The main focus of this white paper was to raise awareness and drive conversation around 21st century skills set needed in India as well as enable educators to address critical gaps in the quality of education and skills training in the country. The white paper comes at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has issued a clarion call for increasing digital literacy across the country and is in line with his vision of increasing technical skills among rural and semi-rural youth.

Going forward, key findings from this paper will be part of our strategic and programmatic plan.

To download your copy of this white paper, click here:

From left to right: Ashutosh Chadha, Group Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Microsoft ; Yvonne Thomas, Director, Global Programs, Microsoft Philanthropies; Urvashi Aneja, Co-founder and Director of Tandem Research; Leonardo Ortiz Villacorta, Director, Global Field Empowerment, Microsoft Philanthropies; and Aakash Sethi, Quest Alliance.

Vinnie Jauhari

Microsoft India

“Technical competence will not be enough. Critical thinking, teamwork, a spirit of experimentation and problem solving skills are becoming increasingly important.”