Measuring the Digital Transformation
A Roadmap for the Future
Published on March 11, 2019
SUMMARIESavailable in 8 languages
|English||Measuring the Digital Transformation (Summary in English)|
|Spanish||Cómo medir la transformación digital|
|German||Den digitalen Wandel vermessen:|
|Korean||디지털 전환의 측정|
|Portuguese||Avaliação da Transformação Digital|
|Russian||Измерение цифровой трансформации|
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|A Measurement Roadmap for the Future|
Trends in the Digital Era2 chapters available
Growth and Well-being11 chapters available
Enhancing Access7 chapters available
Increasing Effective Use9 chapters available
Unleashing Innovation8 chapters available
Ensuring Good Jobs for All7 chapters available
Promoting Social Prosperity7 chapters available
Strenghtening Trust7 chapters available
Fostering Market Openness7 chapters available
the measurement roadmap
The measurement work undertaken in the OECD Going Digital project has led to a set of nine proposed actions that, if prioritised and implemented, would substantially advance the capacity of countries to monitor the digital transformation and its impacts.
- Make the digital transformation visible in economic statistics.
- Understand the economic impacts of digital transformation.
- Measure well-being in the digital age.
- Design new approaches to data collection.
Five of the actions are targeted to specific areas identified as requiring attention:
- Monitor transformative technologies (notably the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and blockchain).
- Make sense of data and data flows
- Define and measure the skills needed in the digital era.
- Measure trust in online environments.
- Assess governments’ digital strengths.
By further building the evidence base, countries can prepare the ground for more robust policies to promote growth and well-being in the digital era. Action now will reap rewards in the future.
Download the measurement roadmap and selected in-depth thematic roadmaps:
Growth and well-being
Increasing effective use
Ensuring good jobs for all
Promoting social prosperity
Fostering market openness
The digital transformation is a multifaceted and fast-moving phenomenon that has significant impacts, including on the business processes and models of firms. As a result, the pace of technology uptake will depend, among other factors, on the type of sector in which a given firm operates. While no single indicator is able to reflect the pace of technology development and diffusion, combining indicators can provide insights into how different sectors, are positioned in terms of technology adoption. Industries can then be classified into quartiles from most to least digital intensive which allows cross-country comparisons across a number of dimensions by digital intensity of sectors.
Going digital toolkit
A smaller set of indicators for the OECD Going Digital policy dimensions has been selected for visualisation and international comparisons in the Going Digital Toolkit. The Toolkit also provides easy access to additional indicators from the publication and the underlying data and databases, as well as related publications, policy guidance and more.