Reports


  • 22-June-2016

    English

    Open Government Data Review of Mexico - Data Reuse for Public Sector Impact and Innovation

    Mexico has developed an ambitious national open data policy to create value from the use and re-use of government data by the public, private and social sectors. Open government data (OGD) has the potential to spur the digital economy, as well as contribute to more efficient public service delivery and greater public engagement. Mexico has demonstrated its commitment to OGD through its close involvement in international open data initiatives. However, it faces challenges in effectively implementing OGD domestically in a way that makes a greater impact on the economy and society. This would require, notably, institutionalizing open data, understanding the demand for government data, reaching out to potential users and working more closely with local governments. To fully realise the potential of open data, it is crucial that public bodies understand the benefits, are fully behind the project and actively participate in its implementation. This report provides an analysis of Mexico’s policies as well as recommendations for achieving its national objectives and making the most of OGD.

  • 21-June-2016

    English

    New Skills for the Digital Economy

    This report presents new evidence on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are changing the demand for skills at work. The diffusion of ICTs is also changing the way work is carried out, increasing the raising the demand for “soft skills” such as communication, self-direction and problem solving. While these findings offer some new and interesting insights, the report discusses various avenues for further analysis.

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  • 21-June-2016

    English

    ICTs and Jobs: Complements or Substitutes?

    This report examines the effects of investments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on total labour demand, labour demand by skill level, and labour demand by industry in selected OECD countries over the period 1990-2012.

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  • 21-June-2016

    English

    New Forms of Work in the Digital Economy

    This paper provides new evidence on the development of online platforms and explores the emergence of new forms of work in the digital economy. It finds that the transformative effects of online platforms may challenge existing institutions and might necessitate reviews of policy and regulatory frameworks in many areas.

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  • 17-June-2016

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    Economic and Social Benefits of Internet Openness

    This report presents a framework for analysing Internet openness, the factors that influence it, and initial qualitative and quantitative evidence on its effects. Among the key findings are that Internet openness consists of many technical, economic and social elements and that overall openness is vital for reaping the Internet’s potential benefits.

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  • 16-June-2016

    English

    Stimulating Digital Innovation for Growth and Inclusiveness

    This report analyses the importance of the adoption and the effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for enabling digital innovation for growth and inclusiveness, and discusses the role of public policies in stimulating such adoption and use.

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  • 10-June-2016

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    New Markets and New Jobs

    This report provides new evidence on the effects of digital technologies on labour demand and discusses key policies to foster employment in the digital economy.

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  • 10-June-2016

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    Managing Digital Security and Privacy Risk

    This report discusses how increased connectivity and data-driven innovation have brought about significant economic and social opportunities while changing the scale and scope of digital security and privacy challenges. These developments highlight the need for an evolution in policies and practices to build and maintain trust in the digital economy in order to fully realise its economic and social potentials.

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  • 7-June-2016

    English

    Protecting Consumers in Peer Platform Markets: Exploring The Issues

    As a general principle, consumer laws should be considered to apply to the basic offer of services to peers by peer platforms. It can be difficult, however, to apply existing laws to business models that blur the boundaries between consumers and businesses. What is the best approach to provide effective consumer protection while encouraging innovation? This report provides context for considering this and related questions.

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  • 7-June-2016

    English

    Skills for a Digital World: 2016 Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy Background Report

    This report discusses measures that can help to ensure that the diffusion of digital technologies is accompanied by the development of the skills needed for their effective use, an increase in the responsiveness of national skills development systems to changes in skills demand and of new learning opportunities created by digital technologies.

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