Publications & Documents


  • 16-October-2018

    English

    Effective operation of competitive research funding systems

    This policy paper analyses existing competitive research funding mechanisms and their effectiveness, taking into account a variety of contextual factors. It focuses on the efficiency of funding allocation mechanisms relative to their objectives and includes policy recommendations.

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  • 15-October-2018

    English

    Measuring and maximising the impact of product recalls globally

    This report points to the initiatives implemented by government, businesses, and civil society to measure and enhance product recall effectiveness. It also explores ways to increase consumer reactions to recall notices, based on insights from behavioural economics.

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  • 15-October-2018

    English

    Workshop on the protection of children in a connected world

    This workshop, to be held on 15-16 October 2018, will assess how the landscape that created the need for the 2012 OECD Recommendation for the Protection of Children Online has evolved since then.

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  • 12-October-2018

    English

    Global Forum on Digital Security for Prosperity

    The Global Forum will bring together experts and policy makers to foster regular sharing of experiences and good practice on digital security risk and its management, as well as mutual learning and convergence of views on digital security for economic and social prosperity.

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  • 10-October-2018

    English, PDF, 5,822kb

    Discover the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

    We cover a vast range of topics, developing evidence-based policy advice on the contribution of science, technology and innovation to economies and societies. From business dynamics and productivity to GVCs and the evolution of the digital economy, and from innovation for social challenges to alleviating excess capacity in heavy industries, we seek to provide new insights for policymakers. We also "go national" with in-depth reviews.

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  • 9-October-2018

    English

    OECD global portal on product recalls

    This site brings together regularly updated information on product recalls being issued around the world. It includes information on mandatory and voluntary recalls issued by a governmental body and made publicly available. Recalled products can be filtered by category and jurisdiction.

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  • 5-October-2018

    English

    How is research policy across the OECD organised? Insights from a new policy database

    Building on a newly created policy indicator database, this paper provides a first systematic comparison of the governance of public research policy across 35 OECD countries from 2005 to 2017.

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  • 4-October-2018

    English

    Workshop on the Internet of Things wellness and care ecosystem: enablers and barriers

    This workshop, to be held on 4-5 October 2018, will examine the state of play in expanding the use of the IoT to enhance wellness, deliver effective remote care, prevent hospital re-admissions and support functional ability. It will discuss existing policies and highlight good practices to help move beyond hype and promote the positive elements of the IoT while minimising risks.

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  • 26-September-2018

    English, PDF, 1,365kb

    Evaluation of the Italian "Start-Up Act" - policy note

    As only a tiny proportion of new firms eventually grow, policy makers face two alternatives: target specific firms predicted to be highly innovative in the future, or foster experimentation among firms and streamline both entry and exit. The Italian "Start-Up Act" combines these two approaches with an eclectic mix of policy tools.

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  • 26-September-2018

    Italian, PDF, 1,273kb

    La valutazione dello "Startup Act" italiano - policy note

    Considerato che solo una minima parte delle nuove imprese riesce a svilupparsi, i decisori pubblici si trovano di fronte a un'alternativa: concentrarsi sulle imprese che presentano un alto potenziale di innovazione, o favorire la sperimentazione e semplificare sia l'ingresso che l'uscita delle imprese dal mercato. Lo "Startup Act" combina i due approcci con un mix eclettico di strumenti di policy.

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