The DQ Institute (DQI) is an international think-tank that is dedicated to setting global standards for digital intelligence education, outreach, and policies. Working together with international agencies and local partners, DQI builds multi-stakeholder coalitions that advance its mission and help people worldwide. DQI’s award-winning educational programs include the #DQEveryChild initiative, which seeks to empower 1 billion children with digital intelligence education. It is registered as a not-for-profit foundation under the Ministry of Finance in Korea as well as a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit charity organization in the US.



Our mission is to set global standards for education and policies on digital intelligence. We support the following UN 2030 Goals 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 ,16 and 17.

3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages in using technology.

4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality digital intelligence education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all through digital education for all ages.

8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all by providing digital literacy skills to employees.

9. Build digital resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation by enhancing cyber-security and safety skills among citizens.

10. Reduce inequality within and among countries by supporting vulnerable group of cyber-risks and digital divides.

16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels by reducing cyber-risks and threats.

17. Build digital resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation by enhancing cyber-security and safey skills among citizens .

Our 2020 Initiatives

Global Standards

Coalition for Digital Intelligence

To develop a comprehensive global standard framework for digital intelligence competencies



To provide DQ education in more than 100 countries by 2020

Impact Measurement

Global DQ Index

To keep track of digital intelligence levels by measuring the DQ Index across 100 nations by 2020

-Ms Irina Bokova
UNESCO Director-General
“ DQInstitute does outstanding work in promoting digital citizenship for children and parents!”
“Technology helps to connect people but it also exposes them to online perils such as inappropriate content, gaming addiction and cyber bullying. This is becoming more prevalent with young children, hence, it is important to educate them early. Singtel believes in the education and promotion of responsible digital citizenship.”
Singtel Vice President of Group Corporate Social Responsibility
-Mr Andrew Buay
“I am proud to announce that Argentina will introduce #DQEveryChildren to our children to raise their DQ (Digital intelligence quotient). I am very pleased that Argentina is pioneering this education programme in the Spanish speaking world. Our children will benefit from this UNESCO award winning programme to improve their personal strengths in the discerned use of the internet.”
-Mr Esteban Bullrich
Former Argentina's Minister of Education
“With the theme of this year’s GESF being global citizenship, it’s fitting that the launch of #DQEveryChild is taking place at the forum. Not only does increasing a child’s DQ score reducethe risks associated with digital technology, but it also maximizes personal strengths such as higher empathy and global citizenship, and raises their academic performance and future opportunity.”
-Mr Vikas Pota
Chief Executive of the Varkey Foundation
- Claudio Cocorocchia
“We are delighted to be working with the DQ Institute and supporting their objective of increased global impact. Our recent research has shown that the world needs higher levels of digital intelligence, which would benefit both the private and public sector, but more importantly society as a whole.”

Head, The Future of Information and Entertainment

“DQ World is a quality curriculum packed with fun-filled activities for children to learn digital citizenship skills. Through this program, we impart values and build the character of our children so that they can be equipped for safer use of technology.”
-Mr James Tan
Chief Executive Officer of TOUCH Community Services

DQ Global Alliance

DQ Global Standards can only be realized with the invaluable support from future-oriented and community-spirited partners.

The DQ Institute is a public-private-civic-academic coalition in association with the World Economic Forum that aims to bring quality digital intelligence education to every child. The coalition provides evidence-based solutions and data-driven policy recommendations to help individual nations build ethical digital ecosystems through multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Pioneering Partners

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