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  • 14-November-2018

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    It's smart, but is it safe? The Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and product safety - conference programme

    As part of International Product Safety Week, this joint OECD-EC conference looks at product safety opportunities, challenges and policy considerations related to these emerging technologies.

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  • 13-November-2018

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    Innovation policies in the digital age

    This paper looks at how digitalisation is transforming innovation, and the consequent need for innovation policies to adapt. It shows that the digital transformation affects the economics of information and knowledge, in particular pricing and allocation.

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  • 13-November-2018

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    Enhancing product recall effectiveness globally

    This report aims to explore the challenges faced by product safety authorities, businesses, and other stakeholders in measuring and maximising the impact of product recalls globally. It also identifies elements that may be considered by governments and businesses to shape more effective communication strategies and increase consumer awareness of recall response rates.

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  • 13-November-2018

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    Internet policy and governance

    The OECD contributes to several critical public policy areas related to Internet governance and is involved each year in the Internet Governance Forum.

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  • 12-November-2018

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    Safety of products sold online: international awareness campaign

    According to recent OECD statistics, 68% of products identified as banned or recalled were supplied online. With the participation of over 25 jurisdictions, the #SafeProductsOnline campaign aims to inform online platforms, online sellers, and consumers about safety risks and how to check for recalled products prior to purchase.

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  • 8-November-2018

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    Conference on implications of the digital transformation for the business sector

    The ongoing digital transformation holds the promise of improving productivity performance by enabling innovation and reducing the costs of a range of business processes, yet today there is again a paradox of rapid technological change and slow productivity growth. On 8-9 November 2018 this conference explored the policy implications.

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  • 30-October-2018

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    Bridging the digital gender divide: Include, upskill, innovate

    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.

  • 23-October-2018

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    Internet of Things (IoT) measurement and applications

    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.

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  • 22-October-2018

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    Oslo Manual 2018 - Guidelines for Collecting, Reporting and Using Data on Innovation, 4th Edition

    What is innovation and how should it be measured? Understanding the scale of innovation activities, the characteristics of innovative firms and the internal and systemic factors that can influence innovation is a prerequisite for the pursuit and analysis of policies aimed at fostering innovation. First published in 1992, the Oslo Manual is the international reference guide for collecting and using data on innovation. In this fourth edition, the manual has been updated to take into account a broader range of innovation-related phenomena as well as the experience gained from recent rounds of innovation surveys in OECD countries and partner economies and organisations.  
  • 16-October-2018

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    Effective operation of competitive research funding systems

    This policy paper analyses existing competitive research funding mechanisms and their effectiveness, taking into account a variety of contextual factors. It focuses on the efficiency of funding allocation mechanisms relative to their objectives and includes policy recommendations.

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