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In 2005, the International Futures Programme (IFP) of the OECD will start a two year project that aims to draft a broad policy agenda for governments in respect to the bioeconomy.
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In 2003 the OECD ran a large-scale survey on molecular genetic testing laboratory practices across 18 OECD countries. The survey was completed October 31, 2003. This report highlights short-term objectives of the survey.
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This report provides an overview of ICT skills and employment across OECD economies and analyses some of the impacts on economic performance. It presents a new approach to capturing the diffusion of ICTs in the economy.
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Many countries are grappling with spectrum reform in a climate of rapid technological change, convergence and relentlessly growing spectrum demand.
The services sector now accounts for over 70% of total employment and value added in OECD economies. It also accounts for almost all employment growth in the OECD area
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This report was prepared as an input by the OECD to the United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG).
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Rapid technological changes are facilitating the convergence between WiFi (short for “Wireless Fidelity”) and mobile networks, in particular with 3G networks and resulting in the development of Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) services.
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The report aims to identify the elements of effective domestic frameworks for consumer dispute resolution and redress, examine how they can better address cross-border cases, and consider how increased international cooperation could improve the effectiveness of judicial remedies across-borders.
The OECD publishes a range of statistics by economic activity. The data may originate from annual business surveys, from National Accounts (based on SNA93 definitions) or from the STAN family of databases which gives broad analyses of industrial performance and structural change.
Services are increasingly tradable, mainly as a result of rapid technological advances, in particular in information and communication technologies, and continuing liberalisation of trade in services.