OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020 - Friday 27 November 2020 at 13:00 Paris time


23/11/2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified all aspects of the global digital transformation, creating a new dependency on digital technologies across economies and societies, from healthcare and education to teleworking and e-commerce.

A new edition of the OECD Digital Economy Outlook looks at how countries are progressing on the digital transformation, from Internet connectivity to skills, and at the new opportunities and challenges created by the coronavirus as countries use digital technologies to track the spread of the virus and keep society functional. The report discusses the new digital divides being created by the COVID-19 crisis and the role of digital policies in paving the path to recovery.

OECD Deputy Secretary-General Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen and Science, Technology and Innovation Director Andrew Wyckoff will present the report’s findings at a virtual launch event from 13:00 to 14:00 Paris time on Friday 27 November alongside high-level representatives from Italy, Korea and the World Bank. The event will end with a Q+A session with the online audience, including media, business representatives, civil society and academics.

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