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  • 18-June-2020

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has reacted to recent statements and exchanges regarding the ongoing negotiations to address the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy

    “Addressing the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy is long overdue,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. “All members of the Inclusive Framework should remain engaged in the negotiation towards the goal of reaching a global solution by year end, drawing on all the technical work that has been done during the last three years, including throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • 3-March-2020

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    OECD broadband statistics update

    High-speed fibre now makes up half of fixed Internet connections in nine OECD countries. Meanwhile, mobile broadband subscriptions continue to grow at a stable rate of around 7% a year.

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  • 31-January-2020

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    International community renews commitment to multilateral efforts to address tax challenges from digitalisation of the economy

    The international community reaffirmed its commitment to reach a consensus-based long-term solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, and will continue working toward an agreement by the end of 2020, according to the Statement by the Inclusive Framework on BEPS released by the OECD today.

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  • 29-January-2020

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    The role of education and skills in bridging the gender divide: Evidence from APEC economies

    Many APEC economies are taking effective steps to move toward greater digital gender inclusion, but much remains to be done. This report identifies four key education-related areas for action to facilitate systemic change and break down barriers to women's digital empowerment.

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  • 28-November-2019

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    The Path to Becoming a Data-Driven Public Sector

    Twenty-first century governments must keep pace with the expectations of their citizens and deliver on the promise of the digital age. Data-driven approaches are particularly effective for meeting those expectations and rethinking the way governments and citizens interact. This report highlights the important role data can play in creating conditions that improve public services, increase the effectiveness of public spending and inform ethical and privacy considerations. It presents a data-driven public sector framework that can help countries or organisations assess the elements needed for using data to make better-informed decisions across public sectors.
  • 26-November-2019

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    Enhancing Access to and Sharing of Data - Reconciling Risks and Benefits for Data Re-use across Societies

    This report examines the opportunities of enhancing access to and sharing of data (EASD) in the context of the growing importance of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. It discusses how EASD can maximise the social and economic value of data re-use and how the related risks and challenges can be addressed. It highlights the trade-offs, complementarities and possible unintended consequences of policy action – and inaction. It also provides examples of EASD approaches and policy initiatives in OECD countries and partner economies.
  • 15-November-2019

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    Scoping the OECD AI Principles: Deliberations of the expert group on artificial intelligence at the OECD (AIGO)

    As artificial intelligence permeates our societies, its transformational power must be put to the service of people and the planet. This paper presents a common understanding of what an AI system is, as well as a framework detailing the stages of the AI life cycle. This work informed the development of the AI Principles adopted by the OECD Council in 2019.

  • 25-October-2019

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    Colombia must boost digital transformation and take further steps to ensure benefits are shared by all

    Colombia has taken important actions in recent years to foster digital transformation, but more needs to be done to ensure that the opportunities and benefits of digitalisation are shared throughout the economy and across all parts of society, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 17-October-2019

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    Review of national policy initiatives in support of digital and AI-driven innovation

    This paper draws lessons from 12 national policy initiatives (four AI strategies and eight policy programmes) aimed at supporting breakthrough digital and AI-driven innovation and the application of those innovations by industry. Most of these initiatives actively involve multiple stakeholders from public research, industry and government, have mixed public-private funding models, and seek international co-operation on AI.

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  • 9-October-2019

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    OECD leading multilateral efforts to address tax challenges from digitalisation of the economy

    Today the OECD Secretariat published a proposal to advance international negotiations to ensure large and highly profitable Multinational Enterprises, including digital companies, pay tax wherever they have significant consumer-facing activities and generate their profits.

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