Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Statistical analysis of science, technology and industry


The Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) manages databases of internationally comparable statistics in these areas. These statistics and indicators underpin policy-related analytical work, particularly with respect to links between technology, competitiveness and globalisation. DSTI also plays a leading role in the development of international statistical standards in the STI area.


Measuring the Digital Economy: A New Perspective

Measuring the Digital Economy: A New Perspective

This volume presents indicators traditionally used to monitor the information society and complements them with experimental indicators that provide insight into areas of policy interest. The key objectives of this publication are to highlight measurement gaps and propose actions to advance the measurement agenda.

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013: Innovation for Growth

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard: Innovation for Growth

The charts and underlying data in the STI Scoreboard are available for download, and, for the first time, selected indicators contain additional data expanding the time and country coverage of the print edition.
See also: Measuring Tax Support for R&D and Innovation

Conference on IP Statistics for Decision Makers, Tokyo, 17-18 November 2014

Conference on IP Statistics for Decision Makers, 17-18 November 2014, Tokyo, Japan

The goal of this year's conference was to present the latest empirical evidence based on IP statistics and to discuss these findings with decision-makers from both the private and public sectors. The event also shared cutting-edge knowledge on topics relevant to policy makers, academics, companies and practitioners. 


OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators

Productivity is a key source of economic growth and competitiveness, and as such we need internationally comparable measures for assessing economic performance. This compendium also highlights some of the key measurement issues faced when compiling comparable cross-country indicators.



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