Publications & Documents


  • 28-April-2008

    English

    OECD Public Management Reviews - Ireland: Towards an Integrated Public Service

    Ireland's economic success story is one that many OECD countries would like to emulate. Of the many factors linked to this success, the public sector’s role is key. This report analyses what the sector has accomplished so far, how it can keep renewing itself, and how it can perpetuate its success.

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  • 18-April-2008

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    RFID applications, impacts and country initiatives (STI Digital Economy Paper 144)

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a promising new technology with a rapidly growing range of applications, many integrating technologies such as sensors. In this report, eight major fields of application are analysed, impacts are discussed and country initiatives described.

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  • 4-April-2008

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    Public rights of way for fibre deployment to the home (STI Digital Economy Paper 143)

    This paper examines the policies to obtain public rights-of-way permits in a number of OECD countries and access to ducts, which may act to slow down the pace of fibre roll-out in local access market, and suggests the policy options available.

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  • 4-April-2008

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    Developments in fibre technologies and investment (STI Digital Economy Paper 142)

    This paper provides an overview of developments in optical fibre communication technology and investment. Specifically, the paper finds that the costs of deploying these networks are significant and that the monthly prices subscribers will pay will be highly dependent on take-up rates.

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  • 3-March-2008

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    At a Crossroads: "Personhood" and the Digital Identity in the Information Society (STI Working Paper 2007/7)

    This paper discusses the relationship between the development of digital identity management and the concept of personhood.

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  • 29-February-2008

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    Global opportunities for Internet access developments (STI Digital Economy Paper 141)

    The Internet has been remarkably successful in developing greater communication access for the first billion users. This report seeks to address the question of where new Internet users will come from and to examine the large shifts in communications policy.

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  • 13-February-2008

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    Ask the economists: Internet & development - towards a Wider World Web?

    What benefits would the Internet bring to the developing world? A live online question and answer session is taking place now until 16.00 Paris time (15.00 GMT) on Thursday 21 February 2008.

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  • 8-February-2008

    English

    WPIE workshop on public sector information

    The Socioeconomic Effects of Public Sector Information on Digital Networks: Toward a Better Understanding of Different Access and Reuse Policies

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  • 1-February-2008

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    Measuring Security and Trust in the Online Environment: A View Using Official Data (STI Digital Economy Paper 140)

    This paper reviews available official statistics on trust and security in the online environment. It discusses whether security concerns are an obstacle to Internet use and examines how people and companies protect their equipment and networks.

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  • 31-January-2008

    English

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