The economic and social impact of chronic brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases will become the #1 public health problem worldwide by 2050, directly affecting 100 million people. Ongoing demographic trends, namely ageing populations, are leading to the unprecedented expansion of consumer demand for healthcare services, which will confront a serious crisis in a climate of shrinking resources.
This report explores the potential role of data and data analytics for the creation of significant competitive advantage and the formation of knowledge-based capital. Five sectors are discussed as areas in which the use of data can stimulate innovation and productivity growth: online advertisement, health care, utilities, logistics and transport, and public administration.
This paper brings together information collected through Working Party on Nanotechnology discussions and projects. It relies in particular on preliminary results from a project on the responsible development of nanotechnology and outcomes of a symposium held in 2012.
The indicators proposed, which can be constructed on all patents, have the advantage of relying on a homogeneous set of information and of being comparable across countries and over time. To facilitate their compilation on data from other intellectual property (IP) offices, the SQL-based program codes used to calculate the indicators are also supplied.
This report explores principles that could form the basis for good practices in the establishment of international mobile roaming (IMR) agreements between two or more countries. Given the cross-country nature of IMR services and, especially, the fact that wholesale prices are determined by foreign operators outside the jurisdiction of domestic regulators, international co-operation is vital to address the challenges in roaming markets.
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Le fractionnement international de la production sur les chaînes de valeur mondiales (CVM) remet en question notre manière de considérer l’économie mondiale. Il est essentiel de comprendre le fonctionnement des CVM pour aider les pays à mieux en tirer profit. Ce rapport présente les principales observations et implications en termes de politique publique mises en évidence par les travaux que l’OCDE a consacrés aux CVM.
De nouveaux indicateurs des échanges en termes de valeur ajoutée révèlent que les services – logistique, conception, transport, etc. – sont beaucoup plus importants pour le commerce mondial qu’il n’y paraît dans les calculs classiques des exportations et des importations.
Les progrès technologiques, des coûts de transport moins coûteux et la libéralisation des échanges ont transformé la façon dont les entreprises produisent des biens et les commercialisent dans le monde entier. Les pays qui sauront s’ouvrir aux échanges et à l’investissement et encourager l’innovation faciliteront l’intégration de leurs entreprises dans les chaînes de valeur mondiales (CVM), moteur de la croissance économique globale.
Recent studies have shown that knowledge-based capital (KBC) is an important source of economic growth in many of the world’s advanced economies (much more so than R&D alone) and is positively correlated with real GDP per capita in a cross-section of these economies. This literature is still in its infancy and there is, as yet, no systematic discussion of KBC policy. This working paper makes an attempt to fill this gap.
The world is becoming increasingly global. This raises important challenges for regulatory processes which still largely emanate from domestic jurisdictions. In order to eliminate unnecessary regulatory divergences and to address the global challenges pertaining to systemic risks, the environment, and human health and safety, governments increasingly seek to better articulate regulations across borders and to ensure greater enforcement of rules. But, surprisingly, the gains that can be achieved through greater co-ordination of rules and their application across jurisdictions remain largely under-analysed.
This volume complements the stocktaking report on International Regulatory Co-operation: Rules for a Global World by providing evidence on regulatory co-operation in the area of transboundary water management and through the fast development of transnational private regulation.