Reports


  • 10-April-2013

    English

    Biotechnology for the Environment in the Future: Science, Technology and Policy

    Environmental biotechnology is focused on clean-up and much of the policy in this area is around compliance, whereas industrial biotech has quite different policy objectives and only started to grow as a field with the worldwide interest in biofuels. Much of the world now has targets for bioenergy and favourable policy regimes to stimulate production and use of biofuels, but sustainability has become a real issue.

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  • 15-March-2013

    English

    New Data for Understanding the Human Condition: International Perspectives

    OECD Global Science Forum report on data and research infrastructure for the social sciences.

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  • 20-February-2013

    English, PDF, 8,330kb

    Innovation and Inclusive Development (February 2013 revision)

    This report addresses a number of policy-relevant themes around innovation and inclusive development. It provided background reflection for a conference on the topic organised by the OECD and South Africa’s Department for Science and Technology on 21 November 2012 in Cape Town.

  • 14-February-2013

    English

    Current Developments/Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    This document provides information on current/planned activities related to the safety of manufactured nanomaterials in OECD member and non-member countries that attended at the 10th meeting of OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (Paris France, 27-29 June 2012).

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  • 14-February-2013

    English

    Guidance on Sample Preparation and Dosimetry for the Safety Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    This is a guidance on sample preparation and dosimetry, to which special attention should be paid when testing nanomaterials for human health and environmental safety endpoints.

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  • 5-February-2013

    English

    OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Sweden 2012

    This OECD Review of Innovation Policy for Sweden offers a comprehensive assessment of Sweden's  innovation system, focusing on the role of government. It provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies, and identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.
  • 12-December-2012

    English

    Transferable Skills Training for Researchers: Supporting Career Development and Research

    This study analyses countries' government and institutional level policies on formal training in transferable skills for researchers, from doctoral students through to experienced research managers.

  • 22-November-2012

    English

    Energy and Climate Policy: Bending the Technological Trajectory

    This book presents a series of papers that explore the extent to which technological innovation can lower the cost of achieving climate change mitigation objectives.

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  • 7-November-2012

    English, PDF, 6,422kb

    Global Modelling of Natural Hazard Risks: Enhancing Existing Capabilities to Address New Challenges

    This report analyses existing gaps in data, knowledge and practices in the field of risk assessment for large and complex disasters.

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  • 4-October-2012

    English

    OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012

    The Internet is now a fundamental infrastructure supporting the economy and is firmly in its 2nd stage of development, having evolved from a data network connecting PCs with wires to a much broader network of new portable devices from mobile phones to tablet computers. It is also on the cusp of a much larger expansion to objects that typically did not have communications capabilities: the “Internet of things” is projected to have more connections than the people using them. This raises many important socio-economic and political issues for stakeholders to consider, as economies and societies become increasingly inter-meshed.

    Supported by time series data, this publication begins with an overview of trends and highlights how the Internet sector has proven to be resilient during the recent economic crisis. It then examines the various drivers and impacts of Internet use and deployment, as well as emerging technologies, broadband, e-commerce, e-health, digital content, security and privacy, and reflects on a methodology for measuring the Internet economy.

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