Reports


  • 31-July-2009

    English

    Improving Measurement of Links between ICT and Environmental Outcomes

    This report explores available statistics and data from official statistical sources and from product life cycle studies, suggests a conceptual framework for the statistical field “ICT and the environment” and makes recommendations on how to improve statistical collection.

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  • 27-July-2009

    English

    Piracy of Digital Content

    This book studies the infringement of copyrighted content (such as music, films, software, broadcasting, books, etc.) where the end product does not involve the use of hard media, such as CDs and DVDs.

  • 16-June-2009

    English

    Internet Access for Development

    The Internet has been remarkably successful in developing greater opportunities for communication access - and economic growth and social development - for the first billion users. The majority of the next several billion users will be mainly from developing countries and will connect to the Internet principally via wireless networks. But there are substantial discrepancies in access to ICTs between developed and developing countries and also within countries, depending on factors such as gender, rural coverage, skills and educational levels.

     

    This book examines how the market for internet traffic exchange has evolved and explores the coherence of policies pursued by developed and developing countries. It notes the increasing innovation occurring in a number of developing countries with competitive markets and discusses how liberalisation has helped to expand of access networks and make ICT services increasingly affordable and available to the poor. The report also highlights the employment, micro-entrepreneurial and social development opportunities which have emerged as access levels have risen among low-income users. The study notes that gateway service monopolies - still in 70 countries -  raise the prices for accessing international capacity and reduce the affordability of Internet access to business and end users.

  • 8-June-2009

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    Investing in Innovation for Long-Term Growth

    The OECD is developing a strategic response to the crisis focusing on two priority areas: finance, competition and governance; and restoring long-term growth.

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  • 6-May-2009

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    Universal Access Funds with Minimum-Subsidy Auctions

    This report discusses ways of extending telecommunication infrastructure services to the rural poor in developing countries.

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  • 25-March-2009

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  • 6-March-2009

    English

    Promoting Consumer Education: Trends, Policies and Good Practices

    This publication examines the approaches that governments use to promote consumer education in OECD and some non-OECD countries, highlighting the policies and measures that have been particularly effective.

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  • 3-March-2009

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  • 19-January-2009

    English

    Making Life Easy for Citizens and Businesses in Portugal: Administrative Simplification and e-Government

    This report, the first OECD study to analyse the successes and challenges of both administrative simplification and e-government in a national context, analyses Portugal's simplication programme, assesses its implications for the public sector and service delivery, and makes proposals for action

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  • 20-November-2008

    English

    OECD e-Government Studies: Belgium 2008

    This report shows that the development and provision of the next generation of user-focused services will require the maximisation of synergies between the federal, regional and community governments and local authorities in Belgium.

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