Statistical analysis of science, technology and industry


The Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) manages databases of internationally comparable statistics in these areas. These statistics and indicators underpin policy-related analytical work, particularly with respect to links between technology, competitiveness and globalisation. DSTI also plays a leading role in the development of international statistical standards in the STI area.


Measuring the Digital Economy: A New Perspective

This volume presents indicators traditionally used to monitor the information society and complements them with experimental indicators that provide insight into areas of policy interest. The key objectives of this publication are to highlight measurement gaps and propose actions to advance the measurement agenda.

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015

Science, technology and innovation foster competitiveness, productivity and growth. Over 200 indicators in the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard show how OECD and major non-OECD economies are starting to move beyond the crisis, increasingly investing in the future. The charts and underlying data in the OECD STI Scoreboard 2015 are available for download and selected indicators contain additional data expanding the time and country coverage of the print edition. 
See also: Measuring Tax Support for R&D and Innovation

Conference on IP Statistics for Decision Makers, 15-16 November 2016, Sydney, Australia

The conference aimed at discussing how intellectual property data, statistics and analysis are used and can be used to inform decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, and at identifying key information needs and possible shortcomings.. 

OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators

Productivity is a key source of economic growth and competitiveness, and as such we need internationally comparable measures for assessing economic performance. This compendium also highlights some of the key measurement issues faced when compiling comparable cross-country indicators.



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