Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
Measuring the Digital Economy
A New Perspective
The growing role of the digital economy in daily life has heightened demand for new
data and measurement tools. Internationally comparable and timely statistics combined
with robust cross-country analyses are crucial to strengthen the evidence base for
digital economy policy making, particularly in a context of rapid change. This report
presents indicators traditionally used to monitor the information society and complements
them with experimental indicators that provide insight into areas of policy interest.
The key objectives of this publication are to highlight measurement gaps and propose
actions to advance the measurement agenda.
Published on December 08, 2014Also available in: Chinese