Meeting the policy challenges of tomorrow’s digital economy

The digital economy permeates the world economy. Information is flowing within and across borders with unprecedented pace and volume with significant impact on innovation, trade, global value chains and society as a whole. Few aspects of our lives remain untouched by digitalisation.

Meeting these challenges requires collaboration amongst all stakeholders – citizens, firms and governments - to develop new, economy wide approaches to digital economy policy development. On 21-23 June 2016, Ministers and stakeholders gathered at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancún, Mexico, for an OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity, to move the digital agenda forward in four key policy areas foundational to the growth of the digital economy. Internet openness is high on policy agendas; digital trust needs to be strengthened; global connectivity is reaching an unprecedented scale, while jobs and skills are being radically transformed.

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At the 2016 OECD Ministerial on the Digital Economy the Secretary General presented Perspectivas de la OCDE sobre la economía digital 2015.

Click for more in our Digital Economy Special Edition of the OECD Observer

The 2016 Ministerial meeting builds on two previous OECD Ministerial meetings on the digital economy:

Cancún will mark another pivotal point in the evolution of the digital economy, one in which the economy is in fact becoming fully digital.