Reports


  • 30-June-2016

    English

    Window Covering Cord Safety Campaign

    In June 2016 the OECD carried out a global awareness campaign on window covering cord safety. The initiative aimed at informing consumers about persistent, hidden and severe dangers associated with corded window coverings and encouraging preventative action in homes, including vacation homes or holiday dwellings where young children live or visit.

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  • 22-June-2016

    English

    Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean - A Digital Economy Toolkit

    This joint initiative by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the OECD seeks to encourage the expansion of broadband networks and services in the region, supporting a coherent and cross-sectorial approach, to maximise their benefits for economic and social development. Drawing on a wealth of experience from LAC and OECD countries, the Toolkit outlines the main policy objectives in this area and provides guidance for their measurement, an overview of developments in the region, and a compilation of good practices in several areas related to broadband policy making. 
    This comprehensive volume encompasses a wealth of areas including digital strategies, regulatory frameworks, spectrum management, competition and infrastructure bottlenecks, broadband access, affordability, sector taxation, inclusion, convergence, regional integration, education, skills, business uptake, entrepreneurship, local content, e-health, digital government, consumer policy, and digital security and privacy.

     

  • 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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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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