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  • 22-January-2019

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    Vectors of digital transformation

    The objective of this report is to support the review and design of policies to ensure that they are well‑suited to the digital era. It examines key properties – or “vectors” – of the digital transformation that fundamentally affect the economy and society and accordingly the design and efficacy of public policies.

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  • 14-January-2019

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    Online advertising: Trends, benefits and risks for consumers

    Online advertising is now the dominant form of advertising in many OECD countries, and raises some complex challenges for consumers and consumer protection authorities.

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  • 17-December-2018

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    Consumer Product Safety

    OECD work on consumer product safety is aimed at strengthening information sharing on safety issues across borders.

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  • 1-December-2018

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    At G20 Summit OECD’s Gurría says collective action vital to tackle global challenges

    International cooperation and collective action are critical to tackling the world’s major challenges, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said following the G20 Leaders’ Summit held in Buenos Aires amid heightened trade tensions but at which important advances were made on a number of priorities of Argentina’s presidency.

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  • 19-November-2018

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    OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2018 - Adapting to Technological and Societal Disruption

    The OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2018 is the twelfth edition in a series that biennially reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation (STI) policy in OECD countries and a number of major partner economies. The 14 chapters within this edition look at a range of topics, notably 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. The report also discusses the shortcomings of current policy measures, how the Sustainable Development Goals are re-shaping STI policy agendas, and the need for new - more flexible and agile - approaches to technology governance and policy design. While these disruptive changes challenge policy makers in a number of ways, the digital revolution underway also provides solutions for better policy targeting, implementation and monitoring.This report relies on the latest academic work in the field, research and innovation statistical data, as well as data on wider trends and issues. It makes extensive use of country responses to the 2017 EC OECD STI policy survey (https://stip.oecd.org) and features contributions by renowned experts and academics to broaden the debate and provide more personal, sometimes controversial, angles to it.
  • 12-November-2018

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    Safety of products sold online: international awareness campaign

    According to recent OECD statistics, 68% of products identified as banned or recalled were supplied online. With the participation of over 25 jurisdictions, the #SafeProductsOnline campaign aims to inform online platforms, online sellers, and consumers about safety risks and how to check for recalled products prior to purchase.

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  • 30-October-2018

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    More needs to be done to bridge the digital gender divide

    Barriers to access, education and skills, as well as ingrained socio-cultural biases, are driving a digital gender divide that is holding back women’s participation in the digital economy, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 30-October-2018

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    Bridging the digital gender divide: Include, upskill, innovate

    This report, prepared by the OECD for the G20 at the request of Australia, provides policy directions for consideration by all governments through identifying, discussing and analysing a range of drivers at the root of the digital gender divide in order to bolster the evidence base and draw attention to critical areas for policy action.

  • 23-October-2018

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    Internet of Things (IoT) measurement and applications

    There is a need to develop metrics to assess the effects of the IoT in different policy areas. This paper proposes a taxonomy for IoT measurement. It also explores potential challenges for communication infrastructures due to the exponential growth of IoT devices through the application of connected and automated vehicles.

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  • 10-October-2018

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    Discover the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

    We cover a vast range of topics, developing evidence-based policy advice on the contribution of science, technology and innovation to economies and societies. From business dynamics and productivity to GVCs and the evolution of the digital economy, and from innovation for social challenges to alleviating excess capacity in heavy industries, we seek to provide new insights for policymakers. We also "go national" with in-depth reviews.

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