Publications & Documents


  • 3-June-2013

    English

    International Mobile Roaming Agreements

    This report explores principles that could form the basis for good practices in the establishment of international mobile roaming (IMR) agreements between two or more countries. Given the cross-country nature of IMR services and, especially, the fact that wholesale prices are determined by foreign operators outside the jurisdiction of domestic regulators, international co-operation is vital to address the challenges in roaming markets.

  • 24-April-2013

    English

    Innovative responses to fragility: The promise of modern technology

    A global, political push for poverty eradication through the post-2015 framework is likely to benefit from parallel bottom-up social innovation and mobilization. Modern technology can be a real game changer in this regard.

  • 18-April-2013

    English

    OECD Consumer Policy Toolkit Workshop on Communication Services: Summary of Proceedings

    The Committee on Consumer Policy is conducting a series of multi-stakeholder workshops to see how policies in key markets could be strengthened, using the framework and approaches developed in the OECD Consumer Policy Toolkit. Communication services were the topic of the first workshop, held in October 2011. This paper provides a summary of the proceedings, which focused on marketing practices, contract terms, and billing issues.

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  • 4-April-2013

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    Exploring the Economics of Personal Data: A Survey of Methodologies for Measuring Monetary Value

    This report takes an initial look at methodologies to measure and estimate the monetary value of personal data, which is creating economic and social value at an increasing pace. But measuring and estimating its value is difficult. This is because not only a huge amount of personal data is being generated, but also as it is used in many different situations and for numerous purposes.

  • 28-March-2013

    English

    Protecting and Empowering Consumers in the Purchase of Digital Content Products

    While consumer demand for digital goods has increased rapidly in recent years, a range of challenges undermine confidence in the market and require policy attention.

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  • 5-March-2013

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    Broadband Networks and Open Access

    This report examines "open access" policies and approaches in various contexts, including fixed and mobile access networks, backhaul and backbone networks, undersea cables and Internet exchange points (IXPs).

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  • 21-February-2013

    English

    Information society: Which way now? - OECD Observer

    The future will be inherently knowledge-based. Are we moving in the right direction? What must we know to be able to get there? Understanding knowledge-based capital is an important first step.

  • 21-February-2013

    English

    The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices

    Better connectivity is significantly related to higher levels of local digital content creation, and countries with more Internet infrastructure are also those which produce more local digital content. Countries with more international connectivity have lower domestic broadband prices, and countries with better domestic infrastructure have lower international bandwidth prices.

  • 7-February-2013

    English

    Empowering and Protecting Consumers in the Internet Economy

    This report shows that despite the financial crisis, business-to-consumer e-commerce has grown steadily across the OECD, spurred by the spread of mobile devices, easy-to-use payment mechanisms and participative web tools such as price comparisons or consumer ratings. Trust in e-commerce, however, remains challenged by many issues.

  • 30-January-2013

    English

    Summary of the OECD Workshop on Product Risk Assessment

    This April 2012 workshop provided a forum for critically evaluating the different risk assessment practices being used in various jurisdictions while gathering the views of stakeholders from governments, businesses, consumers and academia.

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