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  • 10-May-2019

    English

    An Introduction to Online Platforms and Their Role in the Digital Transformation

    Online platforms support so many of our daily activities that we have become dependent on them in our personal and professional lives, to buy and sell goods and services, find information, entertainment, news, transportation, accommodation, jobs and employees, and apps on line, keep in touch with each other, and for many other purposes. Online platforms are a frequent topic of discussion across many policy areas (labour and employment, taxation, competition, innovation, privacy and consumer protection) yet can be more complex than they appear on the surface and are not always well understood.This report contains detailed profiles of twelve of the world’s leading platform companies and derives insights from those profiles about what platforms actually do, how they do it, and why they succeed financially. The report also offers a catalogue of the main impacts that platforms have had, as well as an array of typologies that could be used to categorise them for policy-making purposes. This is a fact-based and non-prescriptive report, meant to provide a broad introduction and an evidence base that sets the stage for further work.
  • 11-April-2019

    English

    Digital Government Review of Panama

    This report analysis progress made in digital government at the central level and identifies how the Government of Panama can build on the lessons learned to address national and local needs.

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  • 10-April-2019

    English

    Digital Innovation - Seizing Policy Opportunities

    This report discusses how the digital transformation – digital technologies, data and software, AI-based analytics and other advances – is changing innovation processes and outcomes. It highlights the general trends across the economy and factors behind sector-specific dynamics, including increasing use of data as a key input for innovation, the expanding possibilities for experimentation offered by virtual simulation, 3D printing and other digital technologies, and the growing focus on services innovation enabled by digital technologies.In view of such changes, this report evaluates how innovation policies should adapt to foster innovation and inclusive development in the digital age, and identifies priority areas for policy action. It also explores novel innovation policy approaches implemented by countries to foster digital technology adoption and collaborative innovation.
  • 28-March-2019

    English

    Good practice guide on online advertising: Protecting consumers in e-commerce

    This guide highlights a number of good practices from policy makers, consumer enforcement agencies and stakeholders. Building on examples, it also offers tips for businesses on misleading marketing practices, ad identification, endorsements and protection of children or vulnerable consumers.

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  • 11-March-2019

    English

    Measuring the Digital Transformation - A Roadmap for the Future

    Measuring the Digital Transformation: A Roadmap for the Future provides new insights into the state of the digital transformation by mapping indicators across a range of areas – from education and innovation, to trade and economic and social outcomes – against current digital policy issues, as presented in Going Digital: Shaping Policies, Improving Lives. In so doing, it identifies gaps in the current measurement framework, assesses progress made towards filling these gaps and sets-out a forward-looking measurement roadmap. The goal is to expand the evidence base, as a means to lay the ground for more robust policies for growth and well-being in the digital era.
  • 8-March-2019

    English

    BBVA big data on online credit card transactions: The patterns of domestic and cross-border e-commerce

    This report uses a standard gravity setup to analyse the determinants of e-commerce, using data on online credit card payments by private Spanish customers of the multinational bank BBVA.

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  • 4-March-2019

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    Business dynamics and digitalisation

    This paper analyses the role of the digital transformation for business dynamics across countries. The analysis combines unique harmonised data on business dynamics for 15 countries with a multi-dimensional measure of digital intensity that takes into account different facets of the digital transformation.

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  • 26-February-2019

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    How's Life in the Digital Age? - Opportunities and Risks of the Digital Transformation for People's Well-being

    This report documents how the ongoing digital transformation is affecting people’s lives across the 11 key dimensions that make up the How’s Life? Well-being Framework (Income and wealth, Jobs and earnings, Housing, Health status, Education and skills, Work-life balance, Civic engagement and governance, Social connections, Environmental quality, Personal security, and Subjective well-being). A summary of existing studies highlights 39 key impacts of the digital transformation on people’s well-being. The review shows that these impacts can be positive as digital technologies expand the boundaries of information availability and enhance human productivity, but can also imply risks for people’s well-being, ranging from cyber-bullying to the emergence of disinformation or cyber-hacking. In sum, making digitalisation work for people’s well-being would require building equal digital opportunities, widespread digital literacy and strong digital security. Continued research and efforts in improving statistical frameworks will be needed to expand our knowledge on the many topics covered in this report.
  • 22-February-2019

    English

    Determinants and impact of automation: An analysis of robot adoption in OECD countries

    A better understanding of what robots actually do and to what extent they are used across countries and sectors can help policy makers design policies aimed at smoothing the transition towards industry 4.0. This report sheds light on automation trends and their effect on employment.

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  • 19-February-2019

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    Productivity growth in the digital age - policy note

    Digital transformation represents an opportunity for improving productivity growth by enabling innovation and reducing the costs of a range of business processes. Yet despite the rapid advance of digital technologies, aggregate productivity growth has slowed over the past decade or so, raising the question of how digital technologies can boost productivity.

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