Publications & Documents


  • 17-October-2013

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    Costa Rica adheres to OECD instruments during visit by OECD Secretary-General

    Costa Rica adhered today to OECD legal instruments on Internet governance and international business conduct, demonstrating its willingness to align its policies to best practices in these areas and work together with the Organisation.

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  • 11-October-2013

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    Privacy Expert Group Report on the Review of the 1980 OECD Privacy Guidelines

    The work of the expert group played an essential role in a process which concluded in July 2013 with the adoption by the OECD Council of the first revisions to the OECD Privacy Guidelines since their original release in 1980. This document identifies a number of issues that were raised but not fully addressed as part of the review process and which could be considered as candidates for possible future study.

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  • 4-October-2013

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    ICTs and the Health Sector: Towards Smarter Health and Wellness Models

    The future sustainability of health systems will depend on how well governments are able to anticipate and respond to efficiency and quality of care challenges. Bold action is required, as well as willingness to test innovative care delivery approaches. This book examines the whole new world of possibilities in using mobiles and the Internet to address healthcare challenges.

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  • 23-September-2013

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    The Internet Economy on the Rise: Progress since the Seoul Declaration

    This publication reviews progress made since 2008 and identifies areas for future work. It demonstrates that the Internet economy has now reached a point where it has become a new source of growth, with the potential to boost the whole economy, to foster innovation, competitiveness and user participation, and to contribute effectively to the prosperity of society as a whole.

  • 1-August-2013

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    Key ICT Indicators

    These 15 statistical indicators summarise the current state of the ICT sector by providing data on numbers of access lines, mobile and broadband subscribers, households access to Internet, etc.

  • 31-July-2013

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    Ensuring Global Participation in the Internet Economy for Development

    This report aims at analysing key parts of the Internet economy and how they contribute to an inclusive development in emerging and developing countries. It looks at increasing access to the Internet economy; promoting use of health, education and mobile banking applications; developing skills for the Internet economy; and the role of innovation and new business models such as cloud computing for developing and emerging countries.

  • 26-July-2013

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    Electronic and Mobile Commerce

    Technological improvements that facilitate commerce can reduce transaction costs, provide more information to participants, boost access to a wider array of products, lead to efficiency gains and result in welfare improvements for the entire economy. This paper presents the current state of development of e-commerce and aims to inform policy makers about emerging market solutions to long-standing barriers.

  • 12-July-2013

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    Measuring the Internet Economy: A Contribution to the Research Agenda

    Given the growing importance of the Internet as a policy tool, the question about the value of the Internet economy becomes particularly relevant. There is a high level of interest, therefore, in being able to measure the size of the Internet economy as a way to understand the effects of various investment strategies, regulatory rulings and policy decisions.

  • 11-July-2013

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    OECD Communications Outlook

    The Communications Outlook provides an extensive range of indicators and examines the issues surrounding broadcasting markets, Internet infrastructure, communications expenditure, use by households and business, and trends in telecommunications services.

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  • 11-July-2013

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    OECD Communications Outlook 2013

    Published every two years, the OECD Communications Outlook provides an extensive range of indicators for the development of different communications networks and compares performance indicators such as  revenue, investment, employment and prices for service throughout the OECD area. These indicators are essential for industry and regulators who use benchmarking to evaluate policy performance.

    This edition is based on data

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