This paper reviews the steps in constructing composite indicators and their inherent weaknesses. It also offers suggestions on how to improve the transparency and use of composite indicators for analytical and policy purposes.
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Broadband Internet access is one of the first services where there has been a convergence between communications platforms built for different purposes.
This paper explores trade in goods by creating an indicator that estimates CO2 emissions related to domestic demand for 24 countries (responsible for 80% of global CO2 emissions) as a complement to the more common emission indicator used in the Kyoto Protocol
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This paper is aimed at responding to arguments that have been made about the necessity and benefits of structural separation of the telecommunications local loop.
This paper examines how measurement problems affect international comparisons of labour productivity.
As biotechnology becomes increasingly viewed as a strategic sector, the need for reliable statistics from which informed policy decisions can be made grows. This report provides an update on the biotechnology industry, based on primarily official statistical sources.
Spanish translation of news release on "Maximising Broadband to Boost Economic and Social Development"
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Selected graphs on broadband take-up and penetration, diffusion of consumer goods and communications services, and availability of DSL.
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The OECD's policy response to the challenge of maximising the benefits of broadband Internet services for economic and social development.
This report addresses issues related to governance of public research, describes the challenges and provides evidence of the reforms that have been developed. Good practices are highlighted and policy lessons are drawn.