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This report warns that innovation risks being hit hard by the economic crisis as the capital to finance it grows scarce.
Mr. Gurría's opening speech at the Conference on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change in Denmark on 27-28 May 2009 focused on the potential of information and communication technologies to combat climate change and improve environmental performance.
The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will host a high-level OECD conference on the potential of information and communication technologies to combat climate change and improve environmental performance on 27-28 May 2009 in Helsingør, Denmark.
This report analyses government programmes and business initiatives on ICT and the environment to address environmental challenges, particularly global warming and energy use.
This paper argues that policy makers need to evaluate the costs and benefits of any public investment in telecommunication infrastructure and select projects which can stimulate current demand but simultaneously expand the productive capacity of the economy in the longer term.
The widespread recession is increasingly threatening consumer wealth. The OECD Committee on Consumer Policy provides guidelines to create policy and legislation to protect and empower consumers towards the recovery.
This workshop, organised jointly by the World Bank/infoDev and the OECD, aims to share and highlight best practices in coherent approaches to meeting development objectives.
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This report discusses ways of extending telecommunication infrastructure services to the rural poor in developing countries.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together European and national officials who are involved in the implementation of Directive 2006/123 EC on services in the internal market. The workshop will take place on 11-12 June 2009 at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (NL).
This paper examines the economic impact of proposals to add a non-cost “premium” to international telecommunication charges. This work follows up on earlier OECD work which examined international traffic exchange.