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  • 6-December-2021

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    Technology in and for society: Innovating well for inclusive transitions

    This conference on 6-7 December seeks to develop a policy agenda to pair the transformative potential of emerging technology with the necessity of good governance: how we can innovate more and innovate better, i.e. within inclusive processes with values at the centre and lasting positive impact.

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  • 6-December-2021

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    The human side of productivity - Uncovering the role of skills and diversity for firm productivity

    Relying on linked employer-employee datasets from 10 countries, this paper documents that the skills and the diversity of the workforce and of managers – the human side of businesses – account on average for about one third of the labour productivity gap between firms at the productivity 'frontier' (the top 10% within each detailed industry) and medium performers at the 40-60 percentile of the productivity distribution. The composition of skills, especially the share of high skills, varies the most along the productivity distribution, but low and medium skilled employees make up a substantial share of the workforce even at the frontier. High skills show positive but decreasing productivity returns. Moreover, the skill mix of top firms varies markedly across countries, pointing to the role of different strategies pursued by firms in different policy environments. We also find that managerial skills play a particularly important role, also through complementarities with worker skills. Gender and cultural diversity among managers – and to a lesser extent, among workers – is positively related to firm productivity as well. We discuss public policies that can facilitate the catch-up of firms below the frontier through skills and diversity. These cover a wide range of areas, exerting their influence through three main channels: the supply, upgrading and the matching across firms (the SUM) of skills and other human factors.
  • 30-November-2021

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    Responsible use of AI for public policy: Data science toolkit

    This joint report by the International Development Bank and the OECD uses the AI system lifecycle as the guiding framework to provide technical guidance for public policy teams.

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  • 23-November-2021

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    World corporate top R&D investors: Paving the way for climate neutrality

    This report focuses on the role that top R&D investors play in the development and commercialisation of new climate change mitigation or adaptation technologies. It proposes for the first time an analysis of climate-related trademarks, which complement patent data on climate-related technologies.

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  • 19-November-2021

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    OECD Short-term Financial Tracker of Business R&D (SwiFTBeRD) dashboard

    The OECD SwiFTBeRD dashboard allows to visualise quarterly, semi-annually and annually reported R&D data for the world's top R&D investors, providing company-specific and sectoral insights.

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  • 19-November-2021

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    Children in the digital environment

    While the Internet can bring considerable benefits to children's education and development, it also exposes them to online risks such as access to inappropriate content, abusive interaction with others, exposure to aggressive marketing practices and privacy risks. The OECD has undertaken considerable work on protecting children as users of the Internet.

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  • 17-November-2021

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    Measuring interconnected economies: Launch of the 2021 OECD Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) and Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) Databases

    At this 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.

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  • 9-November-2021

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    Driving innovation for net zero: Evidence, tools, and policies

    This virtual OECD COP26 event on Tuesday, 9 November aims to assess the current state of innovation for net zero emissions, provide practical tools for policy makers, and explore policy actions that can drive the low-carbon transition.

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  • 9-November-2021

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    Neurotechnologies and human rights framework: Do we need new rights?

    Major breakthroughs in neurotechnology have the potential to advance biomedicine and healthcare, but uncertainty exists about the impact and direction of these developments. This round table on 9 November, co-organised by the Council of Europe, will discuss human rights issues raised by the applications of neurotechnologies.

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  • 3-November-2021

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    Understanding the tokenisation of assets in financial markets

    Asset tokenisation can generally be described as the digital representation of physical assets on distributed ledgers (also referred to as digital twins) or the issuance of native tokens on the blockchain. Although initially associated with mostly non-compliant initial coin offerings over the period 2017-18, currently tokenisation represents one of the most prominent cases of distributed ledger technologies in financial markets. This Going Digital Toolkit note identifies the different approaches that policy makers have adopted around tokenised assets and the markets for such instruments, and provides examples of these approaches. These approaches are not mutually exclusive and policy makers may differ in the way they address asset tokenisation, participants of tokenised markets, and risks arising in these markets. This Toolkit note does not classify approaches into categories, but rather describes elements and characteristics of different jurisdictional approaches to asset tokenisation, some of which can co-exist.
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