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OECD news on innovation, science, technology and industry: January 2014




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January 2014

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Upcoming release

Innovation Policy Platform On 16 January, we will be launching the Innovation Policy Platform (IPP) at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. This web-based interactive space, developed jointly by the OECD and the World Bank, provides an online repository of resources to support better innovation policy making and analysis. The platform includes over 300 webpages on topics related to innovation policy, several hundred data series, many searchable through a new data visualisation tool, and links to more than 200 OECD publications. Beyond being a simple repository, efforts have been made to ensure that the content is interconnected throughout the site making it easier for users to find what they are looking for. Further content and functionalities will be added in 2014, but we welcome your feedback in the meantime. A flyer providing an overview of the platform’s functionalities is also available for more information. A live webcast of the launch, starting at 12:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) will be available here.

Major releases in 2013

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013: Innovation for Growth The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013 helps governments design more effective and efficient policies and monitor progress towards their desired goals. Released last October, the Scoreboard includes 260 indicators that show how OECD and partner economies are performing in a wide range of areas. The charts and underlying data are available for download, and for the first time selected indicators contain additional data expanding the time and country coverage of the print edition.

Published last October, Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation shows that knowledge-based capital underpins innovation and the digital economy, and is a key driver for growth. It also stresses that policymakers should adopt an enlarged concept of innovation, beyond R&D to target other forms of KBC, such as design, data and organisational capital.

OECD Communications Outlook 2013

The OECD Communications Outlook 2013, released last July, provides an extensive range of essential indicators for industry and regulators to benchmark and evaluate their policy performance, based on data including revenue, investment, employment and service prices. In case you missed it, try the Communications Outlook quiz!

Interconnected Economies: Benefiting from Global Value Chains, released last May, examines how Global Value Chains have evolved and shows that while manufacturing remains a core activity in some OECD countries, today, competitiveness is more closely linked to a productive services sector.

TiVA-video-thumbnail The goods and services we buy are composed of inputs from various countries around the world. However, the flows of goods and services within these global production chains are not always reflected in conventional measures of international trade. The joint OECD/WTO Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) initiative, launched in early 2013, addresses this issue by considering the value added by each country in the production of goods and services that are consumed worldwide. TiVA indicators are designed to better inform policy makers by providing new insights into the commercial relations between nations.


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