The OECD’s Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) database is a versatile and flexible analytical tool that helps measure different dimensions of economic linkages between countries. The annual ICIO tables provide a globally balanced view of inter-country inter-industry flows of intermediate and final goods and services that underpin a range of applications related to global value chains (GVCs). These include the measurement of:
The OECD has been an internationally recognised leader on the development of ICIO tables which have grown in stature since 2013 when the first set of TiVA indicators was released jointly with the World Trade Organization (WTO).
At this launch event on 17 November, the OECD presented the latest version of the ICIO and TiVA databases, and explored a number of key applications and policy insights that can be derived from the data.
13:15-13:35. ICIO and TiVA 2021: What’s new? What’s coming?
Andrew Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
This presentation provided an overview of the new updated ICIO database, its unique features, and differences from the previous edition. It also provided an overview of how the ICIO tables can be used for a wide range of policy applications and introduce an updated suite of TIVA indicators, including some initial findings. The presentation also provided future perspectives on the development of these databases.
13:35-14:25. Applications and policy insights from input-output based analyses
This session explored a range of applications and policy insights that can be derived from input-output based analysis and brought together perspectives from statisticians, academics and policy makers.
Moderator: Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
14:25-14:30. Final remarks and closing
15:00-16:00. Technical session: Description of OECD ICIO tables and navigating the TiVA indicators
Introduction: Satoshi Inomata, IDE-Jetro and President of the International Input-Output Association (IIOA)
The team responsible for constructing the ICIO tables, and producing the published TiVA database, provided i) an overview of the indicators: their interpretation, uses and limitations; and ii) a description of the ICIO tables and their uses for a wide range of policy applications.