Publications & Documents


  • 19-November-2018

    English

    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.
  • 14-November-2018

    English, PDF, 718kb

    It's smart, but is it safe? The Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and product safety - conference programme

    As part of International Product Safety Week, this joint OECD-EC conference looks at product safety opportunities, challenges and policy considerations related to these emerging technologies.

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  • 13-November-2018

    English

    Enhancing product recall effectiveness globally

    This report aims to explore the challenges faced by product safety authorities, businesses, and other stakeholders in measuring and maximising the impact of product recalls globally. It also identifies elements that may be considered by governments and businesses to shape more effective communication strategies and increase consumer awareness of recall response rates.

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  • 13-November-2018

    English

    Internet policy and governance

    The OECD contributes to several critical public policy areas related to Internet governance and is involved each year in the Internet Governance Forum.

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  • 12-November-2018

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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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  • 15-October-2018

    English

    Measuring and maximising the impact of product recalls globally

    This report points to the initiatives implemented by government, businesses, and civil society to measure and enhance product recall effectiveness. It also explores ways to increase consumer reactions to recall notices, based on insights from behavioural economics.

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  • 15-October-2018

    English

    Workshop on the protection of children in a connected world

    This workshop, to be held on 15-16 October 2018, will assess how the landscape that created the need for the 2012 OECD Recommendation for the Protection of Children Online has evolved since then.

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