Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
Going Digital: Shaping Policies, Improving Lives
Digital technologies and data are transformational. People, firms and governments
live, interact, work and produce differently than in the past, and these changes are
accelerating rapidly. How can we realise the immense promises of digital technologies
and data for growth and well-being in a fast evolving world? This report charts the
road ahead. It identifies seven policy dimensions that allow governments – together
with citizens, firms and stakeholders – to shape digital transformation to improve
lives. It also highlights key opportunities, challenges and policies related to each
dimension, offers new insights, evidence and analysis, and provides recommendations
for better policies in the digital age.
Published on March 11, 2019Also available in: German, French
The OECD's Going Digital Toolkit helps countries assess their state of digital development and formulate policy strategies and approaches in response. The Toolkit features interactive indicators, policy guidance and analysis to help countries realise the promises of digital transformation. Additional indicators and a future measurement agenda can be found in the companion publication Measuring the Digital Transformation: A Roadmap for the Future.