This working paper proposes a definition of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based on the technology classes of the International Patent Classification (IPC) in which patents are classified. This new taxonomy is called the “J tag”.
These reviews offer a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of individual OECD member and non-member countries, focusing on the role of government. They provide concrete recommendations on how to improve policies which impact on innovation performance.
A timely set of indicators that reflect the level and structure of the efforts undertaken by OECD member countries and selected non-member economies in the field of science and technology.
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Norway is a high-cost country and as a consequence, the access to competence and innovation is vital to the Norwegian shipbuilding industry’s competitiveness. Norway’s maritime industry thus has to focus on high value-added segments of the market and be knowledge-based. To this end, Norway’s competitive advantage is based on high investment in research and development.
High-speed Internet use continues to grow in OECD countries with mobile broadband penetration reaching 95 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in June 2016, up from 86 per 100 a year earlier, according to data released by the OECD today.
This page provides a range of broadband-related statistics on OECD countries with data through August 2016.
Over the past decade, behavioural insights have helped make consumer policies more evidence-based and effective. This report examines how behavioural insights have been used by governments and other public policy organisations to develop and implement consumer policy initiatives, primarily through the use of experiments and surveys. It also identifies challenges to applying behavioural insights to consumer policy.
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This report provides an assessment of G20 economies’ performance with respect to digitalisation and examines some of the most pressing policy challenges in areas spanning from access to digital infrastructures to digital security to legal frameworks. It includes a set of 11 core policy recommendations that could underpin a comprehensive G20 digital agenda.
This paper describes a long-term evaluation strategy to be followed once required links between administrative data sets are put in place, and also outlines the steps that should be made already in the short and medium term to facilitate the data linkage and to exploit data that are more readily available. It emphasises the crucial role of formulating an ex-ante evaluation strategy in enabling high-quality and cost-effective evaluation.
As part of the STI Outlook 2016, the OECD has released policy profiles by country. These include cross-country analyses that draw on the first joint EC-OECD survey on STI policies. They focus on major STI policy areas, instruments and trends.