To familiarize everyone with key socioeconomic terms and concepts, we have this new social media series.

For this week, our buzzword is “digital literacy”

It refers to the ability to appropriately and safely seek, create, use, and evaluate information using digital technologies. It includes competencies variously referred to as computer literacy, ICT literacy, information literacy, and media literacy. 

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

A PIDS study found that digital literacy is one of the hindrances to improving the competitiveness of women-led micro, small, and medium enterprises in the Philippines. Even when Filipino women entrepreneurs have access to digital technologies, there is a need to improve their know-how to use digital technologies effectively for entrepreneurial endeavors.

Know more about e-commerce environment of WMSMEs by  reading “Analysis of the Cross-Border E-Commerce Environment for Philippine Women-led MSMEs: Challenges and Opportunities” at

Last September, we celebrated the 21st Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) this September, with the theme "Going Green and Digital for a More Sustainable, Inclusive, and Prosperous Future for All". Know more about the DPRM, the relevance of this year's theme, and the various DPRM activities and how you can participate by visiting

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