Enhancing digital diffusion for higher productivity in Spain
The increased adoption of digital technologies has been transforming the Spanish economy.
The COVID-19 crisis is expected to speed up this process. The new digital strategy,
‘Digital Spain 2025’, features a number of ambitious objectives in a timely manner.
There is a need to promote digital diffusion across the country by developing communication
infrastructure further, while addressing the digital divide across regions and ensuring
digital security. Addressing key bottlenecks, such as people’s skills, through education
policies at every level, would enable the use of digital technologies and boost productivity
growth. This would help in particular laggard firms and low-skilled people, making
the benefits of digitalisation shared by all. In parallel, R&D should be enhanced
to lift the capacity of firms to adopt and use digital technologies effectively, resulting
in improving their business models and products. Finally, business dynamism should
be revitalised to encourage risk taking among firms, thus facilitating digital diffusion,
while ensuring an efficient allocation of capital.
Published on July 06, 2021
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