The application of digital technologies holds the potential to reshape existing policies and enable innovative policy design and rigorous impact evaluation. From the first pioneering experiences of policy applications, it is possible to identify four areas in which digital transformation promises to improve policy making.
The objective of this report is to support the review and design of policies to ensure that they are well‑suited to the digital era. It examines key properties – or “vectors” – of the digital transformation that fundamentally affect the economy and society and accordingly the design and efficacy of public policies.
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After five years of steady increases, private equity investment in AI doubled from 2016 to 2017. The surge in private investment suggests that investors are increasingly aware of the potential of AI, and are crafting their investment strategies accordingly.
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This report, prepared by the OECD for the G20 at the request of Australia, provides policy directions for consideration by all governments through identifying, discussing and analysing a range of drivers at the root of the digital gender divide in order to bolster the evidence base and draw attention to critical areas for policy action.
There is a need to develop metrics to assess the effects of the IoT in different policy areas. This paper proposes a taxonomy for IoT measurement. It also explores potential challenges for communication infrastructures due to the exponential growth of IoT devices through the application of connected and automated vehicles.
This report reflects discussions at the OECD conference on artificial intelligence held in October 2017. There was broad agreement that the rapid development of AI calls for national and international policy frameworks that engage all stakeholders.
This study proposes a taxonomy of sectors according to the extent to which they have gone digital. The taxonomy accounts for some of the key facets of the digital transformation, and recognises that sectors differ in their development and adoption of the most advanced “digital” technologies, in the human capital needed to embed them in production and in the extent to which digital tools are used to deal with clients and suppliers.
This analysis examines dynamics of estimated firm mark-ups across 26 countries over 14 years. Price mark-ups are linked to measures of digital intensity of sectors in order to ascertain whether differences in exposure to digitalisation are related to differences in mark-ups across industries, and how this relationship has changed over time.