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  • 3-July-2014

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    OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Colombia 2014

    This review offers a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of Colombia, focusing on the role of government. It provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies and identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.

    The Overall assessment and recommendations is also available in French and Spanish.

  • 3-July-2014

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    OECD Global Science Forum

    The Global Science Forum brings together science policy officials from OECD countries. The delegates, who meet twice a year, seek to identify and maximise opportunities for international co-operation in basic scientific research.

  • 1-July-2014

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    New Investment Approaches for Addressing Social and Economic Challenges

    This paper aims to provide an introduction to and overview of the social investment market for policy makers. Social investment is the provision of finance to organisations with the explicit expectation of a social, as well as financial, return. It has become increasingly relevant in today’s economic environment as social challenges have mounted while public funds in many countries are under pressure.

  • 27-June-2014

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    OECD Principles for Internet Policy Making

    The OECD has been at the forefront of policy analysis on the digital economy since the start. It has also developed influential guidelines to help governments preserve the open and unified Internet that is needed to support economic growth, while at the same time manage privacy and security risks.

  • 27-June-2014

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    OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: France - Overall assessment and recommendations

    France has a longstanding scientific and technical tradition, but to boost competitiveness and accelerate economic growth, it needs to fully exploit its innovation potential. This review highlights the need to encourage private-sector innovation, make public research institutions more accountable and channel more funds into the most promising R&D projects.

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  • 26-June-2014

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    Expert Consultation on "The Silver Economy: Facts, Challenges and Opportunities"

    In 2010, around 15% of the OECD population was over 65 years old. This ratio is expected to rise to 26% by 2050, and the increase in the share of the population aged 80 years and over will be even more dramatic. Ageing will generate a range of serious challenges.

  • 18-June-2014

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    ANBERD (Analytical Business Enterprise Research and Development) database

    Data set on R&D expenditure by industry which addresses the problems of international comparability and breaks in the time series of the official business enterprise R&D data.

  • 16-June-2014

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    Button Battery Safety

    Many devices using small batteries have battery compartments that are easy to open and most people do not know there are safety concerns. Consumers worldwide need to be aware of the serious injuries that small batteries shaped like coins and buttons can cause when swallowed by children.

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  • 13-June-2014

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    The Development of Fixed Broadband Networks

    Enhancements to fixed broadband networks remain critical despite the growth in the use of wireless services. This report examines the development of fixed networks, barriers to their upgrading and regulatory challenges.

  • 13-June-2014

    English

    Access Network Speed Tests

    This report examines the approaches being taken to measure broadband performance by reviewing information on official speed tests to date as well as their strengths and drawbacks in methodologies, emerging good practices and the challenges in undertaking a harmonised approach across OECD countries.

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