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Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation (10 April 2014)
This joint OECD/World Bank publication explores how innovation policy can contribute to inclusive growth and focuses on the important role of “experimentation” in boosting innovation. Experimentation, which involves designing a portfolio of policies to solve problems step by step, monitoring and evaluating intermediate outcomes as rapidly as possible, and constant learning, feedback and adjustment, can help policy makers and entrepreneurs alike scale up innovative activities to support more inclusive and sustainable growth.
See also: Fail fast, learn fast and innovate on the OECD Insights blog.
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OECD Review of Telecommunication Policy and Regulation in Colombia (9 April 2014)
This timely report identifies policy reforms to stimulate market competition and investment in the telecoms sector to help Colombia move to a knowledge-based economy. With the dominant mobile operator controlling around 60% of the market, compared with an average of 42% in OECD countries, the report advocates for granting more power to the Colombian telecoms regulator among other reforms. Press release
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Unleashing the Power of Big Data for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Research (17 March 2014)
Despite decades of intensive research, the root causes of Alzheimer’s disease remain elusive and no one nation has the capacity to pursue research of this scale independently. In an effort to tackle this huge challenge, the OECD held a consultation with a wide range of stakeholders to consider ways to harness developments in life sciences and information technologies to accelerate innovation in the prevention and treatment of the disease. This paper highlights the huge potential of big data and other aspects of the informatics revolution to accelerate research on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
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Environmental Policies and Risk Finance in the Green Sector: Cross-Country Evidence
(31 March 2014) Start-up firms play a crucial role in bringing green innovations to market, yet very little is known about the drivers and characteristics of risk finance in the green sector. This working paper aims to fill this gap by providing a detailed description of risk finance in the green sector across 29 OECD and BRIICS countries over a five-year period. The report identifies the role that policies can play in shaping high-growth investments and underscores the importance of supply-side and long-term environmental deployment policies to boosting risk finance in the green sector.
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The Internet in Transition: State of the Transition to IPv6 and Measures to Support the Continued Use of IPv4
(3 April 2014)
Failing to transition to the newest Internet protocol addresses (IPv6) creates long-term risks for Internet innovation and openness, as sharing IPv4 addresses between customers can breed anti-competitive practices. This report considers the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 alongside the use of network technologies to prolong IPv4 use in the face of address depletion. It also examines the choices facing individual actors, their potential consequences, and the policy implications for the future of the Internet.
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Consumer policy guidance in mobile and online payments (4 April 2014)
The OECD has issued policy guidance to boost consumer protection when using mobile and online payment systems and identify ways in which policy makers and businesses can work together to strengthen consumer protection while spurring innovation in the marketplace. This guidance addresses a number of key issues in the emerging mobile and online payment area, including the need to establish minimum levels of consumer protection across payment mechanisms, enhanced privacy and child protection, and standards for transparent and accessible information disclosures.
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- OECD news on innovation, science, technology and industry: Summer 2014
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