This presentation is taking place at a critical juncture for Latin America and the Caribbean. Having recorded average annual growth of 4% between 2004 and 2014, in 2015 Latin American GDP shrank by approximately half a point, and is expected to shrink at a slightly higher rate this year (‑0.6%). It is therefore vital to implement structural reforms while seizing the opportunities within our grasp.
The launch of this report is especially timely, because the question of how we can and should collectively govern the Internet is increasingly relevant. The Internet is now an essential part of our lives and a critical element of the world economy. Internet penetration increased almost sevenfold in the past 15 years - from 6.5% of the world population in 2000 to 43 % in 2015.
Es un gusto inaugurar esta Mesa Redonda sobre Gobierno Digital y Competitividad Empresarial en el marco de la Reunión Ministerial de la OCDE sobre la Economía Digital 2016 y como parte de las celebraciones del XX Aniversario del Centro de la OCDE para México y América Latina.
Open data is an important part of the toolbox to achieve our goal of promoting robust and inclusive growth. Thus, the G20 must capture the exponential progress in digital technologies and the data revolution to deliver benefits to all segments of society.
Strengthening Cybersecurity is becoming “the new comparative advantage”, as companies and customers move to countries with safer and more reliable cyber-frameworks, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
The Internet is a driver of innovation, improves efficiency, and thus contributes to growth and employment. This high-level meeting is a unique opportunity to strengthen global principles to create a reliable, resilient and innovative Internet environment.
Speaking at the Conference on empowering E Consumers in Washington, Mr. Gurría noted that the Internet economy is becoming one of the dynamos for international trade and the global economy as a whole.
Dans cette allocution prononcée au Forum économique international des Amériques, M. Gurría souligne que l'innovation jouera un rôle déterminant pour stimuler la croissance économique et résoudre les grands défis mondiaux et sociaux de notre temps : la pauvreté persistante, le chômage, le changement climatique, la gestion de l’eau et les soins de santé, en particulier à l’heure du vieillissement de nos populations.
Mr. Gurría's opening speech at the Conference on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change in Denmark on 27-28 May 2009 focused on the potential of information and communication technologies to combat climate change and improve environmental performance.
In his speech, Mr. Gurría stated that the OECD has to work with developed and developing countries and international organizations, both to improve policies for the Internet economy and to increase international co-operation on issues such as cybercrime and security. He also stressed the need to better understand the role and contribution of the Internet and related ICTs as drivers of productivity and economic growth.