Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation


  • Going Digital: Making the Transformation Work for Growth and Well-being

    A multidisciplinary and cross-cutting initiative that aims to help policymakers in all relevant policy areas better understand the digital transformation that is taking place across different sectors of the economy and society as a whole. It will articulate recommendations for pro-active – rather than reactive – policies that will help to drive greater growth and societal well-being and help address the challenges of slow productivity growth, high unemployment and growing inequality in many countries.

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  • The changing face of global trade: Measuring trade in value added

    A joint OECD-WTO initiative on Measuring Trade in Value Added (TiVA) breaks with conventional measurements of trade, which record gross flows of goods and services each time they cross borders. It seeks instead to analyse the value added by a country in the production of any good or service that is then exported, and offers a fuller picture of commercial relations between nations.

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  • Global value chains: Interconnected economies

    International production, trade and investments are increasingly organised within so-called global value chains (GVCs) where the different stages of the production process are located across different countries. Products are no longer made somewhere, but everywhere. The emergence of GVCs challenges our conventional wisdom on how we look at economic globalisation and in particular, the policies that we develop around it.

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OECD work on science, technology and industry 2013-14

OECD work on Science, Technology and Industry

The Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) develops evidence-based policy advice on the contribution of science, technology and industry to societal well-being and economic growth. In particular, it leads OECD work on the translation of science, technology and knowledge into innovation. It also manage internationally comparable databases on the links between industry, technology, competitiveness and globalisation to inform research, debate and policy making.

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STI Measurement Brochure

Measuring Science, Technology and Innovation

Sound measurement is crucial for better policies in science, technology and innovation. Experimentation with metrics based on new tools and data, or new ways of using existing data, are needed to provide insights into emerging areas of policy interest, provoke debate and move the measurement agenda forward.

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Contributions to the G20

Download the Key Issues for the Digital Transformation in the G20


12 January 2017

Download the G20 Innovation Report 2016


04 November 2016

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Latest news

INDUSTRY: Enabling the Next Production Revolution
November 2016

September 2016

INNOVATION: The Knowledge Triangle:
Enhancing the contributions of Higher Education and Research Institutions to Innovation

September 2016

BROADBAND: Portal Update
August 2016

DIGITAL ECONOMY: Launch of the Latin American Broadband Toolkit
June 2016

POLICY NOTE: No Country for Young Firms
June 2016

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Recent publications

Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016


Ocean Economy in 2030


Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015


Frascati Revision 2015


Innovation Imperative 2015


Data Driven Innovation: Big Data for Growth and Well-Being 2015


Digital Economy Outlook 2015




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