Internet Governance Forum workshop on the role of Internet intermediaries in advancing public policy objectives
Internet Governance Forum workshop on How to measure communication and media in digital converging era
The markets for goods and services have undergone significant changes over the past 20 years. Regulatory reform, global markets, new technologies and growth in the role of services in economic activity have driven the changes which, in many instances, have provided significant benefits to consumers. Relatively little attention has been paid to the challenges these developments have posed for consumers. More choice and more complexity in many markets have made it increasingly difficult for them to compare and assess the value of products and services. The challenges for consumers have raised similar challenges for the government authorities responsible for protecting them from unfair commercial practices and fraud.
This book examines how markets have evolved and provides insights for improved consumer policy making. It explores, for the first time, how what we have learned through the study of behavioural economics is changing the way policy makers are addressing problems.
The OECD Committee on Consumer Policy guides its Member economies in the development of policies aimed at promoting consumer interest.
This report reviews the types of information being collected on consumer product safety and the ways that the information is shared with stakeholders and across jurisdictions.
This report provides an overview of the recent performance and growth of the Indian ICT sector and related policies, focussing both on the software and hardware segments, and discusses the short- and longer-term outlook.
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This is a summary of ten action points that will be undertaken by the OECD Working Party on Consumer Product Safety.
The aim of this paper is to appraise the case for, and developments in, the use of sub-national geographically segmented regulation for fixed telecommunications networks.
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Other position papers Michael Busch, Directorate-General for Information Society and Media, European Commission
Many governments are working to develop improved methods of distributing public funds for research, in order to raise research quality and support the development of research in strategically important areas.