• 8-April-2013


    Trusting in crowds

    “Crowdsourcing” pools the strength of the many to perform complex tasks–everything from funding a film to sequencing DNA. At its heart is trust–not a blanket belief in great institutions, but rather the confidence between individuals that each will do the right thing. Its power is being increasingly felt today, even in the world of international development.

  • 2-April-2013


    Knowledge is growth

    The growing awareness that knowledge-based capital (KBC) is driving economic growth is prevalent in today’s global marketplace. The creation and application of knowledge is especially critical to the ability of firms and organisations to develop in a competitive global economy and to create high-wage employment.

  • 1-August-2012


    Hooked to be connected!

    Concerned parents are becoming more and more anxious as they watch their bright children getting completely absorbed by and attached to new mobile devices.

  • 30-September-2011


    Start-up nation: An innovation story

    This article in the OECD Observer asks what experience Israel, a new OECD member, can bring to the table in terms of innovation. Many OECD countries today are looking to boost productivity through investments in science, technology and R&D. What is Israel's story?

  • 22-September-2011


    Insights blogpost: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard: Innovation and Growth in Knowledge Economies

    This blogpost from the OECD Insights Blog sets out some of the main findings from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011, including where scientific research is being done and what impact it has, how patents are tracking the impact of science and more.

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  • 12-September-2011


    Is green growth just a fantasy? Knowledge, innovation and the promise of a better life for all

    This post from the OECD Insights Blog discusses OECD's new study, "Fostering Innovation for Green Growth" and what governments can do to promote innovation and specific issues such as green innovation.

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  • 8-September-2011


    Spotlight on innovation in the OECD Observer

    For a range of posts, articles and strategies on innovation, see this special spotlight on innovation in the OECD's premier online magazine, the OECD Observer.

  • 1-September-2011


    Untangling Intangible Assets

    Assets you cannot touch lie behind successful innovations. What are they and how can policy make a difference? This OECD Observer article untangles these "intangibles".

  • 12-April-2011


    OECD Insights Blog - The future is not what it used to be

    The way science is done has been changed radically by the connectivity offered by the Internet and other communication tools. This means that what has been called the science of science policy will have to change too, says this OECD Insights blogpost.

  • 15-February-2011


    A new era of global co-operation

    The G20 helped steer the world through the worst of the economic storm; now it must show it can set in motion a new governance for the post-crisis world. That's a task our organisation stands ready to help with, says the OECD's G20 Sherpa, Gabriela Ramos.

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