Our ambition


The OECD's Going Digital project will give policymakers the tools they need to help their economies and societies prosper in a world that is increasingly digital and data-driven.


The speed of what's happening is challenging the existing institutions we have for policy making.

Data and indicators

Drawing on the latest internationally comparable data, the STI Scoreboard 2017 shows how the digital transformation affects science, innovation, the economy, and the way people work and live. It aims to help governments design more effective science, innovation and industry policies in the fast-changing digital era.

OECD at the Internet Governance Forum

OECD at IGF 2017
18-21 December 2017

The OECD organised three sessions including an open forum on the Going Digital project. >> Watch the events

Conference on Artifical Intelligence

AI: Intelligent machines, smart policies
26-27 October 2017

What sort of policy and institutional frameworks should guide artificial intelligence design and use, as autonomous and self-taught machines become part of our everyday lives?

This conference kicked off with a keynote by former world chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov followed by presenters from Softbank Robotics, BMW, Sony Computer Science Labs, Google, Oculus/Facebook and many more. >> See presentations

Latest news

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More articles and videos exploring how we should respond to the digital revolution

The next production revolution

The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Government and Business examines the opportunities and challenges, for business and government, associated with technologies bringing about the "next production revolution”. The technologies considered in this report, from information and communication technologies and robots to new materials, have more to contribute to productivity than they currently do. Often, their use is predominantly in larger firms. And even in those firms, many potential applications are underused.  

Key emerging technologies considered in the report are:

The report also looks at several cross-cutting themes:


The Digital Economy Outlook 2017 looks at policy implications of the digital transformation and shows how Internet infrastructure and usage vary across countries and firms in the OECD area.

This edition focuses on:


  • Going digital: an introduction to the digital transformation with a discussion of how it affects multiple policy areas, a presentation of key policy and measurement building blocks that could develop an integrated policy framework, and an analysis of the current state of national digital strategies being implemented across the OECD.

  • Policy and regulation: an overview of policy trends in the areas of access and connectivity, usage and skills, digital innovation and digital risk and trust, identifying the most common policy measures and instruments, good practices and challenges to be addressed.


Why the future is up to us

Tim O'Reilly talks about why technology really wants to create jobs, not destroy them in his keynote at the joint G20 German Presidency/OECD conference on "Key Issues for Digital Transformation in the G20".

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OECD Observer issue on the digital economy

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