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  • 26-July-2016

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    Where to Locate Innovative Activities in Global Value Chains

    With the emergence of global value chains (GVCs), production processes are increasingly fragmented and dispersed across different countries. Although many MNEs still exhibit an important ‘home bias’ in their global innovation activities, a growing number of firms have offshored R&D and innovative activities to foreign locations.

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  • 30-June-2016

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    Window Covering Cord Safety Campaign

    In June 2016 the OECD carried out a global awareness campaign on window covering cord safety. The initiative aimed at informing consumers about persistent, hidden and severe dangers associated with corded window coverings and encouraging preventative action in homes, including vacation homes or holiday dwellings where young children live or visit.

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  • 23-June-2016

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    Ministerial Declaration on the Digital Economy (Cancun Declaration)

    Ministerial Declaration on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity.

  • 22-June-2016

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    Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean - A Digital Economy Toolkit

    This joint initiative by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the OECD seeks to encourage the expansion of broadband networks and services in the region, supporting a coherent and cross-sectorial approach, to maximise their benefits for economic and social development. Drawing on a wealth of experience from LAC and OECD countries, the Toolkit outlines the main policy objectives in this area and provides guidance for their measurement, an overview of developments in the region, and a compilation of good practices in several areas related to broadband policy making. 
    This comprehensive volume encompasses a wealth of areas including digital strategies, regulatory frameworks, spectrum management, competition and infrastructure bottlenecks, broadband access, affordability, sector taxation, inclusion, convergence, regional integration, education, skills, business uptake, entrepreneurship, local content, e-health, digital government, consumer policy, and digital security and privacy.

     

  • 21-June-2016

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    New Skills for the Digital Economy

    This report presents new evidence on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are changing the demand for skills at work. The diffusion of ICTs is also changing the way work is carried out, increasing the raising the demand for “soft skills” such as communication, self-direction and problem solving. While these findings offer some new and interesting insights, the report discusses various avenues for further analysis.

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  • 21-June-2016

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    ICTs and Jobs: Complements or Substitutes?

    This report examines the effects of investments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on total labour demand, labour demand by skill level, and labour demand by industry in selected OECD countries over the period 1990-2012.

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  • 21-June-2016

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    New Forms of Work in the Digital Economy

    This paper provides new evidence on the development of online platforms and explores the emergence of new forms of work in the digital economy. It finds that the transformative effects of online platforms may challenge existing institutions and might necessitate reviews of policy and regulatory frameworks in many areas.

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  • 21-June-2016

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    Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity

    On 21-23 June 2016, Ministers and stakeholders will gather in Cancún, Mexico, for an OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity, to move the digital agenda forward in four key policy areas foundational to the growth of the digital economy: Internet openness, digital trust, global connectivity, jobs and skills in the digital economy.

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  • 20-June-2016

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    A bright digital future for all: Global cooperation to make the best of the digital economy

    Although ICT is the fastest growing sector in the world, many millions of people are losing out on the opportunities offered by the digital age simply because they do not have access to digital technologies. In fact, more than half the world’s people are offline. Europe is not immune to this problem.

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  • 17-June-2016

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    Economic and Social Benefits of Internet Openness

    This report presents a framework for analysing Internet openness, the factors that influence it, and initial qualitative and quantitative evidence on its effects. Among the key findings are that Internet openness consists of many technical, economic and social elements and that overall openness is vital for reaping the Internet’s potential benefits.

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