Panel 1.1 – Economic and Social Benefits of Internet Openness


Work on Internet openness is a relatively new endeavour at the OECD and the background paper for Ministerial Panel 1.1 – The Economic and Social Benefits of Internet Openness will be a first effort to explore the topic. Past reports and activities that have relevance for the Panel include:

Data-Driven Innovation  

Data Driven Innovation: Big Data for Growth and Well-being 2015

This report aims to improve the evidence base on the role of DDI for promoting growth and well-being, and provide policy guidance on how to maximise the benefits of DDI and mitigate the associated economic and societal risks.

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015  

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015

This report assesses how countries can maximise the potential of the digital economy as a driver for innovation and inclusive growth, and discusses the evolutions in the digital economy that policy makers need to consider as well as the emerging challenges they need to address as a part of national digital strategies. Chapters include an overview of the current status and outlook of the digital economy; the main trends in the ICT sector, and developments in communication and regulation policy; and overviews of ICT demand and adoption, plus the effects of the digital economy on growth and development.

The Innovation Imperative  

The Innovation Imperative: Contributing to Productivity, Growth and Well-Being 2015

This report provides a set of principles to spur innovation in people, firms and government. It takes an in-depth look at the scope of innovation and how it is changing, as well as where and how it is occurring, based on updated research and data. 

The Future of Productivity  

The Future of Productivity 2015

This report addresses the rising productivity gap between the global frontier and other firms, and identifies a number of structural impediments constraining business start-ups, knowledge diffusion and resource.

International Cables, Gateways, Backhaul and International Exchange Points  

International cables, gateways, backhaul and international exchange points 2014

This paper focuses on the development of backhaul and cross-border networks, which enable local networks to connect to the wider Internet.




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