Publications & Documents


  • 16-June-2014

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    Button Battery Safety

    Many devices using small batteries have battery compartments that are easy to open and most people do not know there are safety concerns. Consumers worldwide need to be aware of the serious injuries that small batteries shaped like coins and buttons can cause when swallowed by children.

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  • 13-June-2014

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    The Development of Fixed Broadband Networks

    Enhancements to fixed broadband networks remain critical despite the growth in the use of wireless services. This report examines the development of fixed networks, barriers to their upgrading and regulatory challenges.

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  • 13-June-2014

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    Access Network Speed Tests

    This report examines the approaches being taken to measure broadband performance by reviewing information on official speed tests to date as well as their strengths and drawbacks in methodologies, emerging good practices and the challenges in undertaking a harmonised approach across OECD countries.

  • 13-June-2014

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    Insights blog: Time to terminate termination charges on international calls?

    A new OECD report finds empirical evidence that imposing mandatory higher charges for the completion (termination) of international inbound traffic suppresses demand. Moreover, governments that impose higher termination charges do not see their revenues increase proportionately.

  • 12-June-2014

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    Broadband access network speed tests by country

    The actual performance of Internet connections, particularly their speed, is critical to meeting various objectives set out by a range of stakeholders including consumers, policy makers and regulators. This page provides links to network speed tests in OECD countries.

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  • 4-June-2014

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    Emerging Policy Issues in Synthetic Biology

    Synthetic biology is an emerging technology that shows promise for investigating some of the burning issues in biological research. It also has the potential to address some of the grand challenges facing society, such as climate change and energy security.

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  • 22-May-2014

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    Employment dynamics, young businesses and allocative efficiency

    Business dynamics – entry and expansion of successful businesses, and the contraction and exit of the least productive ones – are at the core of the creative destruction process, resource reallocation and productivity growth. To address these issues, the OECD has embarked on the Dynamics of Employment ("DynEmp") project.

  • 21-May-2014

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    Industry and Technology Policies in Korea

    The Korean innovation system is in many ways highly developed and has helped to underpin Korea’s rapid industrialisation. However, long-standing policy emphases on manufacturing and large firms are today in question. Structural problems - such as the relatively weak innovation performance of SMEs, a lagging services sector and limited domestic job creation among the industrial conglomerates - have led to a shift in policy

  • 14-May-2014

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    Insights blog: Tackling spectrum crunch - Is more sharing the answer?

    An OECD report looks at new approaches to enhance spectrum management to make more spectrum resources available for wireless communication services to meet current and future demand and, at the same time, increase the efficiency in its use.

  • 10-April-2014

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    Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation

    Building on concrete examples, this book explores emerging topics in innovation policy for more inclusive and sustainable growth.

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