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Bridging the digital gender divide

While digital technologies offer leapfrog opportunities and help empower women, gender-based digital exclusion remains widespread and has many causes. The report Bridging the Digital Divide: Include, Upskill, Innovate is an effort by the OECD, working with the G20, that aims to provide policy directions for consideration by all governments. It analyses a range of drivers at the root of the digital gender divide in order to draw attention to critical areas for policy action.

Artificial intelligence

The OECD is putting significant efforts into mapping the economic and social impacts of AI as well as the policy implications. This includes improving measurement and shedding light on important policy issues such as labour market developments and skills. We also consider the accountability of AI-powered decisions, and responsibility, security and safety questions.

  • Find out more about our AI initiatives, events, publications, and read a selection of opinion pieces.

Save the date

The main findings and policy messages of the Going Digital project will be presented at the high-level OECD Going Digital Summit on 11-12 March 2019 in Paris.

At the summit we will release the Going Digital final synthesis report, a report on measuring digital transformation, and a preliminary version of the Going Digital Toolkit web portal, which will include indicators, evidence, experiences and innovative policy practices.

The event will be streamed live.

Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook

Adapting to technological and societal disruption

The STI Outlook 2018 reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation policy in OECD countries and a number of major partner economies. It looks at a range of topics, including the opportunities and challenges related to enhanced data access, the impacts of artificial intelligence on science and manufacturing, and the influence of digitalisation on research and innovation. 

Digital Economy Outlook

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.

Through comparative evidence, it informs policy makers of regulatory practices and policy options to help maximise the potential of the digital economy as a driver for innovation and inclusive growth.